Finish III "Silver Gold Trimmed": Silver-plated. Designed in conjunction with trombonist Gardell Simons. holton trombone nice with case $400 price tag.look model is a tr-602 nice horn look.very cool with case,and mouth peice. 0 bids Ending Tuesday at 19:08 EDT 1d 23h Top Rated Seller From United States Brand: Besson Customs services and international tracking provided. Replaced by YSL-354G. Jazz instrument. Bass trombone. . Default side-by-side trigger setup may be difficult for some to operate. ((navigator.appName == "Microsoft Internet Explorer") && // --> The highest-numbered surviving London slide instrument stamped “F. Very highly-regarded. The Besson 943 Sovereign Symphonic Bass Trombone The Instrument The Besson Sovereign BE943 Bass Trombone is the perfect addition to any band or symphony orchestra. It's a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at eBay.com. Gordon Cherry has very kindly given permission for his B&H trombone serial number list to be reproduced on this site. The 1930s to the 1960s are considered to be vintage years for King trombones. 5, RUE MAURICE BERTEAUX - 78711 MANTES-LA-VILLE - FRANCE. Highly regarded. The trick, it seems, is to play test a few examples to make sure you're getting one of the good ones. Knowing your trombone's serial number can help you identify the year your instrument was made. Both were reportedly modelled on the 4H professional-grade trombone. Strangely enough, despite the early diversity of brands and models, B&H apparently did not possess a large bore (ie 0.547) tenor in its range until around the mid-1950s. 9 inch bell, .585 F attachment. Bass. Independent valves. Dual bore, inner slide tubes fluted (although Steve Close, who has "a completely original Featherweight", says his instrument "uses standard inners with shorterned stockings"). The classic trombone favoured by Tommy Dorsey. Designed to provide the developing musician with an immediate tonal response, the BE130 trombone is comfortable to play and easy to blow. Besson International Model 3 Valve Euphonium Lacquered Finish Made In England. Throat of bell, leadpipe and gooseneck are said to be tighter than that of the TR169. These instruments which were widely regarded as almost as good but significantly cheaper than their Western counterparts. Replaced by YSL-691. // --> The great JJ Johnson played 3Bs for a significant portion of his career. In 1948, the group Boosey & Hawkes acquired the Besson London brand. The company flourished under her direction, and in 1964, opened a new factory in Eastlake, Ohio. Dual bore, inner slide tubes fluted. An excellent foundation for any trombone section, this instrument creates a deep, rich, lush sound with incredible response. Most Besson Euphoniums are eligible for free shipping. Said to have been designed by the legendary Edward Kleinhammer, based on his Bach 50B. Wrap design has been changed, now closed wrap. Superceded in early 1990s by Besson 600 series. New! Bass. Generally, Abilene-produced instruments have a poor reputation, although it is possible to find examples of good quality. New! or Best Offer. Essentially a 4B with larger bell and throat. Replaced by YSL-682G. Believed to be a clone of the Bach 50B3. Make an Offer. Information about the 7H was kindly provided by Don Bilger. Highly regarded. Production ceased sometime in '60s. These newer instruments are not as highly thought of. (parseInt(navigator.appVersion) >= 3 )) || Besson Model 639 Tenor Trombone w/ Case and Mouthpiece - Serviced. The Pan Americans he saw were all small straight tenors with .485" bores and 7" bells. Boosey & Hawkes has for many years been the sole large-scale producer of brass instruments in the UK. Evolved into current 700 series. Replaced by YBL-622. Use the trombone's serial number to help identify the model number. Early exports did not impress, but eventually, the firm gained a reputation for sterling quality control and cheap student trombones that represented excellent value-for-money. This is a list containing the specifications of non-custom trombone models from various manufacturers that have been discontinued. Introduced 1975, discontinued 1994. Artist Special: Very heavily gold-plated, extremely richly engraved. Bell Front Compensating Baritone--J102. Bass, 9.5 or 10 inch bell. A legend making the rounds is that the (tighter and brighter) 7B and (more open) 8B leadpipes were accidentally switched in the prototype 7B and 8B instruments (designed for jazz and symphonic settings, respectively) and that henceforth, production versions of the 8B had 7B leadpipes and vice-versa. Something went wrong. £103.17 postage. $21.63 shipping. New! It does not come with a case. Model No. 1410, 8 inch bell not offered. 180th anniversary Limited edition models. 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