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.
Closed Wrap – Traditional or closed wrap trombones have a tighter wrap tubing which provides a more resistant playing instrument.
Bell: Rose Brass. Rose brass (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.
Finish: 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.
Performance Series - Key: Bb/F
547” Large Bore with 8.5” Bell Diameter
Traditional or Open Wrap Options
Clear Epoxy Lacquer or Silver-Plated Finish Options
Two-piece Yellow Brass or Rose Brass Bell Options
Traditional F Rotor Design
Yellow Brass Lead Pipe with Yellow Brass Body
Nickel Silver Chrome-Plated Inside Slide
Narrow Rose Brass Outer Slide Large Shank Receiver
Blessing 6.5AL Trombone Mouthpiece
Blessing C88TB Deluxe Case