alto trombone!?

Iain Maxwell

New Member
Hi,
Does anyone know of anywhere where i can get a fairly cheap but descent alto trombone!? Im looking for one to muck around on before i start college in sept and just wondered if anyone had one for sale, or knows of one going cheap :?:

Cheers
Iain
 

ScrapingtheBottom

Active Member
Depends what you mean by cheap and decent!

You can get a new one from John Packer for around £550. Have you played one before? If not, I would strongly suggest taking a trip to a stockist and having a blow - it is a rather unusual instrument (but I like it).

Have a look on ebay is my advice.
 

Bones

Member
Iain Maxwell said:
Hi,
Does anyone know of anywhere where i can get a fairly cheap but descent alto trombone!? Im looking for one to muck around on before i start college in sept and just wondered if anyone had one for sale, or knows of one going cheap :?:

Cheers
Iain
PM me I have one for sale.

Cheers

Rich
 

MoominDave

Well-Known Member
ScrapingtheBottom said:
Have a look on ebay is my advice.
Quite often there is an Amati being advertised with a "Buy it Now" option for 325. Can heartily recommend the B&Ss that John Packer retail for the quoted 550 - mine is gorgeous, albeit with some tuning issues low down - but then, I've never come across an Alto entirely without tuning difficulties.
 

tewkeshorn

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Saw Trevada Music had one on their trade stand at Weston yesterday for a couple hundred squid (and some money too) if it helps...

get a slide trumpet, they are even funkier :p
 

Dave Euph

Member
Alto Trombones are great, it's just too easy to take the slide off while playing! I would imagine they're not too expensive to get hold of.
 
I seem to remember Steve Ferguson saying that the Weril altos have issues at the moment, and that he doesn't recommend them now. Is it the £325 Amati that is TIS - if so, I've heard it is a nice instrument.

Daniel Sheard
Trombone, Northop
 
Incidentally, you'll find lots of discussion on the merits of various altos (amongst others) on www.trombone.org forum, or the BTS forum www.trombone-society.org.uk. A lot of the pricing info on the OTJ is US based, and not applicable, but discussions on the quality of various instruments is interesting, provided you can get past the S****s word.

Daniel
 
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