Bass trombone advice

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by ABERDEEN LOON, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. ABERDEEN LOON

    ABERDEEN LOON Member

    I am looking to buy a 2 trigger Bass trombone, but am on a tight budget. - around the £800 mark.

    The Problem with this price is that I could get a 2nd hand one in rather poor condition, or a new one that may turn out to be not that good either. :(

    Anyone know of a place that is selling 2nd hand for about this price? ALso, has anyone tried the JP bass trombone?

    Thanks

    Andrew.
     
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  3. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Don't rush into a sale - bargains do turn up! I picked up the Conn 73H that I now use for pretty much everything 2nd hand from a chap in the Glasgow area for £500 through an advert on tMP. It's not pretty, but it blows wonderfully well.
     
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  6. basebonetone

    basebonetone Member

    Always a good idea to contact the music companies like band supplies, Normans etc and even specialists like Raths often have a healthy stock of good quality second hand instruments. Alternatively put up an advert in music colleges and word of mouth via trombone tutors is a good idea as they normally hear about any instruments knocking around. Good luck.
     
  7. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    I have been playing on the bands instrument for the last 3/4 years. It's. A Serious double independent plug. It was fairly cheap (<£1000) new. Not sure where you can get them from but might be worth a few minutes searching the net for a UK agent.
     
  8. ABERDEEN LOON

    ABERDEEN LOON Member

    was that the jp?
     
  9. HowarthBrass

    HowarthBrass Member

    Hi Andrew,

    Shawn at First Brass supplies Virtuosi instruments.
    Brand New 'Virtuosi Classic' VB 735RB Double plug Bass Trombone. £945 inc. VAT

    I haven't tried one myself, but I've heard good reports from players who have.
    They normally retail at £1,575 so excellent value for money.

    Good Luck,
    Mark H. :tup
     

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