For more than a half a century, E.K. Blessing has offered an accessible large bore, F-attachment trombone that is acknowledged by educators as an excellent value for the aspiring trombonist. Based on a classic American design, the playing experience is on par with many professional level instruments in sound and projection. The Performance BTB1488 trombones are an affordable choice without compromising playability.
All BTB1488 trombone hand slides feature a rose brass outer slide with nickel end bow and narrow width construction. A narrow hand slide helps facilitate faster slide technique, quicker response, greater sound focus, with more clarity in articulation. Additionally, a narrow hand may provide a more comfortable grip in the hands of a student.
Wrap: Open Wrap – The open wrap has fewer bends and a straighter pathway for the air; providing a freer blowing option. The BTB1488 features new F attachment bracing allowing for improved response and greater resonance.
Bell: Yellow brass (70% copper 30% zinc). Yellow brass offers a consistent timbre at all dynamic levels and registers with wonderful projection.
Finish: Silver Plate. Silver plating is thinner than lacquer providing more resonance and brilliance, which is ideal for outdoor performance. However, a silver-plated horn will require more maintenance because it will tarnish over time.
.547” Large Bore
8.5” Bell Diameter
Two-piece Yellow Brass Bell
Silver Plated Finish
Traditional F Rotor Design
Yellow Brass Lead Pipe with Yellow Brass Body
Nickel Silver Chrome-Plated Inside Slide
Narrow Hand Slide with Rose Brass Outer Slide and Nickle End Bow
Large Shank Receiver
Blessing 6.5AL Trombone Mouthpiece
Blessing C88TB Deluxe Case