The unique A7YLW bell of the S.E. Shires Custom Alto Trombone combines the quick response and color of a one-piece bell with the centered feel and expansive tone of a two-piece bell. The bell’s yellow brass helps it to achieve a clear, pure sound with strong fundamental, while keeping a very consistent tone color and overtone structure throughout the range of dynamics.
Specs & Features
A7YLW Bell: 7-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered bell in lightweight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seams and soldered bead
Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark and traditional floral pattern
Includes S.E. Shires alto trombone case, mouthpiece, and care kit
Option (Rotary valve):
S.E. Shires rotary valve in B♭
With the addition of this upgrade, any S.E. Shires Custom Series Alto Trombone ordered can be outfitted with an S.E. Shires rotary Bb valve section. The advanced design of the S.E. Shires rotary valve features the sound characteristics of a traditional rotary valve combined with an unparalleled, even feel and open low register.
S.E. Shires Custom Series Alto Trombones
S.E. Shires Alto trombones feature a .485-inch bore, or .485/.495-inch dual-bore slide and a 7-inch bell, available in a full range of options and alloys. The bell taper is designed for a true and flexible alto voice, with focused clarity for the most delicate repertoire, but enough breadth of sound for a large orchestra. All S.E. Shires alto trombones come with a tuning mechanism incorporated into the handslide. This allows the bell to maintain a continuous taper, giving the instrument the same superior intonation found on all S.E. Shires instruments. The tuning-in-slide mechanism is light, secure, and easy to use. Particular attention has been given to the length of the handslide, allowing full use of all seven positions.
Alto trombones are also available with the option for a Bb rotary valve. The advanced design of the S.E. Shires rotary valve features the sound characteristics of a traditional rotary valve combined with an unparalleled, even feel and open low register.
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 at email@example.com.
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