This Schilke trombone is the counterpart to the successful ST-20 Axial Trombone launched in 2006. This ST-20 Series features a standard wrap design with a traditional rotor valve. This trombone expands the options available to the player looking for an instrument to customize to their playing needs.BellsSchilke bells are 8 " hand-hammered bells av... Click To Read More About This Product
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This Schilke trombone is the counterpart to the successful ST-20 Axial Trombone launched in 2006. This ST-20 Series features a standard wrap design with a traditional rotor valve. This trombone expands the options available to the player looking for an instrument to customize to their playing needs.Bells
Schilke bells are 8 " hand-hammered bells available in Yellow or Rose Brass. Generally, a Yellow Brass bell will provide a strong fundamental sound with clarity and consistent overtone structure throughout all dynamic levels. With its higher copper content, a Rose Brass bell will provide a rich, dark sound at lower dynamic levels, but will tend to reach "red line" brilliance levels faster than a Yellow Brass bell.
Available with Yellow Brass or Nickel end bows, Schilke handslides are .547" large bore slides with chrome-plated inner tubes, yellow brass outer tubes, and nickel oversleeves. All Schilke handslides are assembled to strict tolerances from the highest quality parts, aligned multiple times throughout the build and finish process, then hand-finished to assure consistent action. The quality control of our parts allows us to build slides that are free of stress and torsion, a major problem with many trombone slides.
Three interchangeable brass leadpipes are also included:
1 - Most compact sound, very clear articulation, most resistance
2 - Standard leadpipe, more open sound than #1, more clear articulation than #3
3 - Most open sound, somewhat more covered articulation, least resistance
There are four main tuning slide options available on Schilke trombones: Yellow Round, Rose Round, Yellow Square, and Rose Square. Square-shaped tuning slides will tend to play more compact and focused, while round tuning slides will play more freely and yield a somewhat wider sound. The choice of Yellow or Rose material will affect playing characteristics as well.
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