Concertiste - Besson's most expensive model from the 1890s to the advent of World War I. At this point, the HN White Company was renamed King Musical Instruments. 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. 1000 series instruments made in India, otherwise all were made at B&S. Bass trombone. function preload(img) Trombones for intermediate to advanced players cost between $500 and $1,000 . or Best Offer. Professional bass trombone with F attachment and dependent E valve. Jazz instrument. of company ownership, only being discontinued recently (one or two years ago) to make way for UMI's new 52H (a .525/.547 "basic pro" horn with an F-attachment and 8-1/2 inch bell). The resulting profusion of brands and models have been rationalised over the years, and today, B&H brass instruments are principally produced under the Besson brand name. Bass trombone. Model No. Most Besson Euphoniums are eligible for free shipping. Besson Class A "Class A" is a designation denoting professional-quality instruments. Replaced by YSL-691. Some also contract-manufactured by Kanstul, USA. Professional models. Tuning in the slide. Gordon Cherry has very kindly given permission for his Holton trombone serial number list to be reproduced on this site. Thin-gauge bell, possibly yellow brass. Historical notes: according to the, The 7H/78H series were possibly cloned subsequently by Blessing as their B-7 and B-78 models. if(hover) { nav3n=preload('http://www.oocities.org/yuenli_low/derived/photodark.jpg'); nav3h=preload('http://www.oocities.org/yuenli_low/derived/photolight.jpg'); } Something went wrong. The classic trombone favoured by Tommy Dorsey. Minimum purchase amount of 0 is required. One-piece gold brass bell, Yamaha's version of the Conn 88H, professional model. There was a lot of transitioning with Besson. Click here here to view it. With the rim installed, the trumpet mouthpiece is roughly equivalent to the 1930s, Elkhorn-era Heim Model 1. Please take a few moments to read my copyright notice and disclaimer if you haven't done so already. By all accounts, these have been very well received by trombonists all over the world. Bass, 9.5 (sometimes 10) inch red brass bell. Tuning in slide. Historical notes: according to the, Small-bore, favoured for jazz, comparable to (but brighter than) King 3B. 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5 and 8 inch tenor bells with four bore sizes. Elkart instruments have also been very good until the late 1980s. Professional models. 9 inch bell, .585 F attachment. New! Introduced 1969, discontinued 1975. Bell design results in a very dark and centred tone. They were played by luminaries such as Edward Kleinhammer, Ray Premru, Frank Mathieson and Dave Taylor. Bass. Intermediate models, equivalent to Besson Concorde but differing in trim and fittings. 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 first few years in Abilene were essentially learning ones for the new staff, and hence quality of output was very variable. Tuning in slide. This student model trombone is a great choice for your aspiring young trombonist.