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: 90-120 days

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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: 90-120 days

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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: 90-120 days

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An Interview with Toby Oft

Toby Oft is the principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He recently sat down with me to discuss the BSO section,┬ámusic careers, equipment, and much more. It seems like yesterday that we were at Tanglewood fitting the section and you were discussing your yearly schedule (symphony, solo, pops, Tanglewood summers, teaching). How have the […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Gerry Pagano

"I've been playing Edwards for a long time. I won my job in St. Louis on an Edwards in 1995! Lately, I've been working with Christan on the B502. In it, he has created a wonderful instrument. I prefer dependent valves, which I know puts me in the minority. I just like the response, and I'll sacrifice a few options in favor of the "straight pipe".

"With this horn, I've never been happier. It is centered, consistent through out all registers, and does it respond! The sound is clear - not spread out and "foggy". The B502-D sounds and feels like a trombone, not a slide tuba. The valves are extremely fast, and I never have to do anything, they just work! Paired with a good mouthpiece (see Griego Mouthpieces!), it just allows me to hear the music, and the horn is not in the way. And I happen to think its a beautiful horn as well. Smooth lines, well balanced, fits well in my hand, no extra support with some "rest bar" or other contraption. Just me, my horn, and some tunes! I will be playing this one for a long time... or until Christan makes another one that's even better!"

Gerry Pagano
Bass trombonist, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra