For generations, E.K. Blessing has offered an affordable large bore F-attachment trombone for the advanced trombonist without compromising on build quality and playability. Approved by educators for decades, the classic B88 was a traditional first choice for a serious student, laying the foundation in high school bands across the USA.

 

The BTB1488 trombones are an evolution of this legacy. Design refinement in the hand-slide construction and body bracing offer a more resonant instrument that is responsive and easier to play with fantastic projection. At Blessing, our core values remain the same. The BTB1488 Performance trombones offer accessibility to a path for rapid growth and musical development along with a modern playing experience that rival many professional models.

 

BTB1488 Resistance and sound = Tighter with more resistance. Colorful and consistent in timbre for all ranges and dynamic levels.

 

Closed Wrap: Traditional or closed wrap trombones have a tighter wrap tubing which provides a more resistant playing instrument.

 

Yellow Brass Bell: Yellow brass (70% copper 30% zinc) – Yellow brass offers a consistent timbre at all dynamic levels and registers with wonderful projection.

 

Lacquer Finish: Lacquer is a clear epoxy protective coating that is sprayed onto the instrument in the finishing process to maintain its clean appearance. Since it is thicker than plating, it tends to offer more focus and support to the sound.

 

For generations, E.K. Blessing has offered an affordable large bore F-attachment trombone for the advanced trombonist without compromising on build quality and playability. Approved by educators for decades, the classic B88 was a traditional first choice for a serious student, laying the foundation in high school bands across the USA.

 

The BTB1488 trombones are an evolution of this legacy. Design refinement in the hand-slide construction and body bracing offer a more resonant instrument that is responsive and easier to play with fantastic projection. At Blessing, our core values remain the same. The BTB1488 Performance trombones offer accessibility to a path for rapid growth and musical development along with a modern playing experience that rival many professional models.

 

BTB1488O Resistance and sound = Freer Blowing / More Open blow. Yellow brass offers a clear, pure sound that is even and consistent throughout a player’s dynamic and tonal range.

 

Open Wrap:  The open wrap has fewer bends and a straighter pathway for the air; providing a freer blowing option.

 

Yellow Brass Bell: (70% copper 30% zinc) – Yellow brass offers a consistent timbre at all dynamic levels and registers with wonderful projection.

 

Lacquer Finish: Lacquer is a clear epoxy protective coating that is sprayed onto the instrument in the finishing process to maintain its clean appearance. Since it is thicker than plating, it tends to offer more focus and support to the sound.

For generations, E.K. Blessing has offered an affordable large bore F-attachment trombone for the advanced trombonist without compromising on build quality and playability. Approved by educators for decades, the classic B88 was a traditional first choice for a serious student, laying the foundation in high school bands across the USA.

 

The BTB1488 trombones are an evolution of this legacy. Design refinement in the hand-slide construction and body bracing offer a more resonant instrument that is responsive and easier to play with fantastic projection. At Blessing, our core values remain the same. The BTB1488 Performance trombones offer accessibility to a path for rapid growth and musical development along with a modern playing experience that rival many professional models.

 

BTB1488OR Resistance and sound = Freer Blowing / More Open.  The additional copper content in rose brass offers a more complex tone, rich in overtones. A rose bell gives a warm, dark sound at softer dynamics, moving to greater brilliance and improved projection at louder dynamic levels.

 

Open Wrap: The term wrap refers to the configuration of additional tubing for the F-attachment section of the trombone. The open wrap has fewer bends and a straighter pathway for the air; providing a freer blowing option.

 

Rose Brass Bell: (85% copper 15% zinc) – Due to the higher copper content, the rose bell is a darker bell at softer dynamic levels but will become more brilliant at forte to fortissimo.

 

Lacquer Finish: Lacquer is a clear epoxy protective coating that is sprayed onto the instrument in the finishing process to maintain its clean appearance. Since it is thicker than plating, it tends to offer more focus and support to the sound.

For generations, E.K. Blessing has offered an affordable large bore F-attachment trombone for the advanced trombonist without compromising on build quality and playability. Approved by educators for decades, the classic B88 was a traditional first choice for a serious student, laying the foundation in high school bands across the USA.

 

The new BTB1488 trombones are an evolution of this legacy. Design refinement in the hand-slide construction and body bracing offer a more resonant instrument that is responsive and easier to play with fantastic projection. At Blessing, our core values remain the same. The BTB1488 Performance trombones offer accessibility to a path for rapid growth and musical development along with a modern playing experience that rival many professional models.

 

BTB1488OS Resistance and sound = Freer Blowing / More Open. Very resonant with better projection and rich character particularly at louder dynamic levels.

 

Open Wrap: The term wrap refers to the configuration of additional tubing for the F-attachment section of the trombone. The open wrap has fewer bends and a straighter pathway for the air; providing a freer blowing option.

 

Yellow Brass Bell: (70% copper 30% zinc) – Yellow brass offers a consistent timbre at all dynamic levels and registers with wonderful projection.

 

Silver Plate Finish: Silver plating is thinner than lacquer providing more resonance and brilliance, which is ideal for outdoor performance. However, a silverplated horn will require more maintenance because it will tarnish over time.

The New Blessing BTR1660 ‘Artist’ Bb Trumpet offers a professional musician the flexibility to move the sound dynamically and tonally. The BTR1660 was designed for a modern player that demands a versatile instrument. It features an American made one-piece, hand-hammered, side seam, yellow brass bell with a steel bell bead and two-piece valve casing with nickel balusters. The result is a resonant trumpet with great character and a broad range of color. Easy to play and even throughout, the sound is brilliant, providing great feedback and projection off the bell. Aiming for the American sound concept, the BTR1660 Artist Trumpet provides the build quality and precision expected by the advanced player of any age.

BTR1660R with Raw Brass Finish: The finish on a trumpet is primarily aesthetic and a personal choice. The difference between a plated trumpet versus an unfinished instrument is tonally subtle. Buffed and polished, an un-plated raw trumpet will naturally tarnish over time. It provides the classic patina consistent with the character of a vintage brass instrument.

 

 

The editorial team at Music Inc. Magazine have selected the Blessing BTR1660 Artist Model Trumpet for a NAMM 2024 Editor’s Choice award. Every year, the editorial staff at Music Inc. walks the Winter NAMM show looking for the best products and services from the show covering all facets of the industry. The awards are featured in the April 2024 issue of Music Inc. Magazine.

For generations, E.K. Blessing has offered an affordable large bore F-attachment trombone for the advanced trombonist without compromising on build quality and playability. Approved by educators for decades, the classic B88 was a traditional first choice for a serious student, laying the foundation in high school bands across the USA.

 

The new BTB1488 trombones are an evolution of this legacy. Design refinement in the hand-slide construction and body bracing offer a more resonant instrument that is responsive and easier to play with fantastic projection. At Blessing, our core values remain the same. The BTB1488 Performance trombones offer accessibility to a path for rapid growth and musical development along with a modern playing experience that rival many professional models.

 

BTB1488R Resistance and sound = Tighter / More Resistance.  Rose brass is warm and vibrant with more flexibility in color depending on dynamics.

 

Closed Wrap: The term wrap refers to the configuration of additional tubing for the F-attachment section of the trombone. Traditional or closed wrap trombones have a tighter wrap tubing which provides a more resistant playing instrument.

 

Rose Brass Bell: (85% copper 15% zinc) – Due to the higher copper content, the rose bell is a darker bell at softer dynamic levels but will become more brilliant at forte to fortissimo.

 

Lacquer Finish: Lacquer is a clear epoxy protective coating that is sprayed onto the instrument in the finishing process to maintain its clean appearance. Since it is thicker than plating, it tends to offer more focus and support to the sound.

For generations, E.K. Blessing has offered an affordable large bore F-attachment trombone for the advanced trombonist without compromising on build quality and playability. Approved by educators for decades, the classic B88 was a traditional first choice for a serious student, laying the foundation in high school bands across the USA.

 

The new BTB1488 trombones are an evolution of this legacy. Design refinement in the hand-slide construction and body bracing offer a more resonant instrument that is responsive and easier to play with fantastic projection. At Blessing, our core values remain the same. The BTB1488 Performance trombones offer accessibility to a path for rapid growth and musical development along with a modern playing experience that rival many professional models.

 

BTB1488S Resistance and sound = Tighter / More Resistance. Very clear, focused, directional sound with brilliance.

 

Closed Wrap: The term wrap refers to the configuration of additional tubing for the F-attachment section of the trombone. Traditional or closed wrap trombones have a tighter wrap tubing which provides a more resistant playing instrument.

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Yellow Brass Bell: (70% copper 30% zinc) – Yellow brass offers a consistent timbre at all dynamic levels and registers with wonderful projection.

 

Silver Plate Finish: Silver plating is thinner than lacquer providing more resonance and brilliance, which is ideal for outdoor performance. However, a silverplated horn will require more maintenance because it will tarnish over time

1The standard bearer in the line, the BTR1460S is a fantastic trumpet for any level of player from the motivated advanced student to the professional musician. It features a yellow brass bell and silverplated finish that provides a colorful sound that is rich in harmonics. Designed with a traditional standard lead pipe set up, the BTR1460S provides the resistance critical to controlling your sound and performing in all registers with reliable intonation and even sound.

 

Well balanced with a tight sound core and the flexibility to manipulate sound color, the BTR1460S is accessible, offering both the playability and value comparable to a professional model trumpet. The BTR1460S outfit includes a stylish lightweight back-pack to case that offers excellent protection and ease in mobility. Dependable and reliable, the BTR1460S is designed to inspire confidence and musical development.

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Configured like a professional cornet, the BCR1230 offers playability, reliability and affordability for a student or school band program. The yellow brass bell with Shepherd’s crook provides a warm, colorful tone. It has a fixed 1st valve saddle and 3rd slide ring to encourage proper habits for correcting intonation tendencies. Smaller and more compact than a trumpet, the cornet is more comfortable to handle for a young student. The BCR1230 Cornet is an excellent option for the beginner in developing a strong foundation in brass concepts.

 

A lacquer finished cornet is the first choice recommended for beginners. Lacquer is a clear epoxy coating applied in the final finishing process to protect the natural finish of the brass. The tone is warm, clear, and focused. It is less expensive and easier to maintain.

Configured like a professional cornet, the BCR1230 offers playability, reliability and affordability for a student or school band program. The yellow brass bell with Shepherd’s crook provides a warm, colorful tone. It has a fixed 1st valve saddle and 3rd slide ring to encourage proper habits for correcting intonation tendencies. Smaller and more compact than a trumpet, the cornet is more comfortable to handle for a young student. The BCR1230 Cornet is an excellent option for the beginner in developing a strong foundation in brass concepts.

 

Silver plating is a richer looking finish. Because it is thinner compared to a lacquer finish, the sound is more responsive and resonant with added brilliance and better overall projection. More care is required to maintain a silver finish.