S.E. Shires - Blair Bollinger Artist Model Bass Trombone
S.E. Shires Artist Model Trombones
Over the years, Steve Shires has had the privilege of working with some of the world’s top brass players to design instruments. Our Artist Models allow you to purchase these same custom configurations for yourself.
Blair Bollinger Arist Model Bass Trombone
The Blair Bollinger Model Bass Trombone was developed through a close collaboration among Blair Bollinger, Steve Shires, and the craftsmen of S. E. Shires. The resulting instrument is genuinely unique and includes several specific design elements not found on any other S.E. Shires trombone. The Bollinger Tuning System facilities playing scales and arpeggios with the smallest number of handslide positions possible.
The weighted mouthpipe collar, custom-weight dual-bore handslide, and unique tuning slide provide quick response and clear articulations. Complimented by the yellow-brass Bollinger bell, this instrument produces a broad orchestral sound with unparalleled response and quality.
Specs & Features
Bollinger Bell: 9.5-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered Bollinger taper in medium weight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and soldered bead
Independent, S.E. Shires axial-flow valves with optimized lever geometry and Bollinger Tuning System™ (tuning slide for conventional G♭ tuning included)
Tuning Slide: Bollinger taper tuning slide in drawn yellow brass
Bollinger Handslide: .562/.578-inch dual-bore, custom-weight slide with yellow-brass outer tubes, yellow-brass crook, and tone-enhancing mouthpipe collar
Three interchangeable yellow-brass leadpipes
Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires Blair Bollinger model custom engraving
Includes S.E. Shires bass trombone case, mouthpiece, and care kit
S.E. Shires trombones are available with a variety of options for bells, leadpipes, and tuning slides. The models listed above feature our most popular combinations. For more information about customizing a trombone and Custom Series pricing, please contact us by phone at +65 6444 0706, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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