Edwards Bass Trombones

Edwards Bass TromboneEdwards offers numerous bass trombone configurations that will meet the needs of the most discerning musicians. Edwards bass trombones are built around two distinct valve setups, independent (B454 and B454-E) and dependent (B454-DE). Both can be configured to achieve an ideal sound in orchestral, wind band, jazz or commercial settings. In addition, all bass trombone models are available with G first valves and the popular Blair Bollinger tuning.

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Bass B454(E)
.562", .562"/.578" bore

Versatility is the key to our bass trombone design. From orchestral to big band to brass band, the B454 can adapt to any performance situation.

Availability: 6 months

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Bass B454-DE
.562", .562"/.578" bore

The dependent valves and Edge Bracing on the B454-DE make it the perfect instrument for bass trombonists wanting more depth of sound.

Availability: 6 months

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Bass B454-V
.562", .562"/.578"

The B454-V is the ideal instrument for bass trombonists in need of multiple second valve tuning options. Available in G/Eb, Gb/D and "BB".

Availability: 6 months

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In Their Own Words

Brian Diehl

"I choose to play Edwards for the even control throughout the horn's entire range. Just as we as musicians are constantly evolving, so too are the Edwards trombone designs. Case in point- my old Edwards valve (which had never given me ANY problems) began showing signs of old age, so I took a look at a new one. I couldn't believe how much more free-blowing and smooth it was!

"When playing in a section of Edwards instruments, blend is immediate and the sound is gorgeous. Much of the work in section playing is removed by the nature of the full, round sounds of the Edwards trombones.

"Additionally, I would recommend playing Edwards trombones for any audition that should come up. The reason is simple- I want to eliminate as many possible hindrances (intonation difficulties, uneven sound) and concentrate on playing each round. The Edwards design leaves you free to promote your music!"

Brian Diehl
Principal Trombonist, Hartford Symphony
Principal Trombonist, Springfield (MA) Symphony
Professor, University of Southern Maine