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Tenor Trombone

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Tenor Trombone
(every series can be used with small or large shanks)

ST series: Smaller Tenor trombone rim sizes
for small bore trombones and alto trombones
The ST series has a general "feel" about like an 11C or 12C

Rims:
ST 94 similar to Bach 22 (23.9mm)
ST 95 similar to Bach 17 (24.1mm)
ST 96 similar to Bach 12, Wick 12CS (24.4mm)
ST 97 similar to Bach 11 (24.6mm)
ST 98 similar to Bach 7, Wick 10CS (24.9mm)
ST 99 similar to Bach 9, Bach 6?C (25.15mm)
ST 100 similar to Bach 6?AL, Schilke 48 (25.4 mm)

Other sizes also available: 101, 102, 103, 104.  Also Narrow rims in those sizes.
Finishes available: S-silver, G-gold, L-Lexan (polycarbonate plastic)
Rim contour is Standard.

Cups:
ST A very shallow, very bright sound, too shallow for most players
ST B shallow, for bright sound on small bore trombones

ST B+ uses C shanks
ST C medium-shallow, for all small bore trombones
ST C+ an interesting and versatile cup halfway between C and D
ST D medium, for all-around small to medium bore trombone playing

ST D+ uses D shanks
ST E medium, for all types of playing

Small shanks: (for small tenors, altos, and small shank euphoniums)
alto S - backbore for most Eb alto trombones, slightly smaller taper than tenor to go in farther
alto - backbore for Eb alto trombones with normal tenor taper
2 - backbore for .485 to .500 bore trombones
3 - backbore for .508 to .510 bore trombones
4 - backbore for .525 bore small shank trombones, and euphonium
Large shanks can be used, but this series does not work very well on large bore instruments.

Notes for ordering shanks: The letter on the shank must match the letter on the cup: for example, a standard small shank for a D cup is a D2. All shanks should fit into the receiver 1". The standard small shank fits almost all small tenors and altos. For Conn 36H altos and other smaller receivers specify smaller "s" shank (goes in farther). Large shanks: not recommended; the ST series does not work very well on larger bore instruments.

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MT series: Medium Tenor trombone rim sizes
for small bore trombones and alto trombones
The MT series has a general "feel" about like a 7C.
MT series mouthpieces have a bigger sound than the ST series, and easier high range than the LT series.

Rims:
MT 97 the size of a Bach 11C, but sounds bigger (24.64mm)
MT 98 similar to Bach 7, Wick 10CS (24.9mm)
MT 99 similar to Bach 9, Bach 6-3/4C (25.15mm)
MT 100 similar to Bach 6.5AL, Schilke 48 (25.4 mm)
MT 101 similar to Bach 5G, Schilke 51, Wick 5AL, Remington (25.65mm)

Other sizes available: 102, 103, 104, also Narrow in those sizes
Finishes available: S-silver, G-gold, L-Lexan (polycarbonate plastic)
Rim contour is Standard.

Cups:
MT A medium-shallow, for all small bore trombones

MT B medium-shallow, for all small bore trombones

MT B+ muses C shanks

MT C medium-shallow, for all small bore trombones


MT C+ an interesting and versatile cup, uses D shanks
MT D medium, for all-around small to medium bore trombone playing

MT D+ uses E shanks
MT E  medium, for all types of playing

Other cup depths are also available sometimes: F, G

 

Small shanks: (for small tenors, altos, and small shank euphoniums)
alto S - backbore for most Eb alto trombones, slightly smaller taper than tenor to go in farther
alto - backbore for Eb alto trombones, normal tenor taper
2 - backbore for .485 to .500 bore trombones
3 - backbore for .508 to .510 bore trombones
4 - backbore for .525 bore small shank trombones, and euphonium
Large shanks can be used, but this series does not work very well on large bore instruments.

Notes for ordering shanks: The letter on the shank must match the letter on the cup: for example, a standard small shank for a D cup is a D2. All shanks should fit into the receiver 1". The standard small shank fits almost all small tenors and altos. For Conn 36H altos and other smaller receivers specify smaller "s" shank (goes in farther). Large shanks: not recommended; the MT series would not work very well on larger bore instruments.

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LT series: Larger Tenor trombone rim sizes
for tenor and alto trombone, and euphonium
The LT series has a general "feel" about like a 5G

Rims:
LT 98 similar to Bach 7, Wick 10CS (24.9mm)
LT 99 similar to Bach 9, Bach 6?C, Conn 3 (25.15mm)
LT 100 similar to Bach 6?AL, Schilke 50, Wick 6BL (25.4 mm)
LT 101 similar to Bach 5G, Schilke 51, Wick 5AL, Remington (25.65mm)
LT 102 similar to Bach 4G (old), Benge-Marcellus, Wick 4?AL (25.9 mm)
LT 103 similar to Bach 3G (old), Bach 4G (new), Schilke 52, Wick 4AL (26.16mm)
LT 104 similar to Schilke 53, Bach 3G (new), but feels smaller (26.4 mm)

All are available in my standard shape and Narrow, which is a thin rim.  Other rims also available at extra charge: 11C, 6.5 AL, 5G, 51D, Remington, and several half-sizes like 101.5, 102.5

Finishes available: S-silver, G-gold, L-Lexan (polycarbonate plastic)
Rim contours available: Standard, N (Narrow), and several that are copies of popular mouthpieces.

Cups:

LT A very shallow, very bright sound, too shallow for most players
LT B shallow, bright, for a bright sound on small bore or alto trombones

LT B+  uses C shanks
LT C medium-shallow, for all small bore or alto trombones
LT C+ an interesting and versatile cup, uses D shanks
LT D medium, for all-around small to medium bore trombones, or alto

LT D+ medium, uses E shanks
LT E medium, for all types of playing
LT F medium-deep, for medium to large bore trombones

LT F+ medium-deep, uses G shanks

LT G medium-deep, best for all symphonic trombone playing
LT G+ halfway between G and H
LT H deep, good for symphonic 2nd trombone playing, and euphonium
LT I very deep, mostly for euphonium
LT J extremely deep, for euphonium, not for trombone

Small shanks: (for small tenors, altos, and small shank euphoniums)
alto S - backbore for most Eb alto trombones, slightly smaller taper than tenor to go in farther
alto - backbore for Eb alto trombones with normal tenor taper
2 - backbore for .485 to .500 bore trombones
3 - backbore for .508 to .510 bore trombones
4 - backbore for .525 bore small shank trombones, and euphonium
5 - very large small shank backbore, especially for .525/.547 dual bore trombones, and small shank euphoniums

Medium euphonium shanks: (for some Besson, Willson, and others)
6E - for all medium-shank euphoniums, E taper fits medium-shank Bessons and Willsons; others on request

Large shanks: (for .547 bore trombones and all large shank euphoniums)
8 - standard large shank backbore, best design for most trombones
9 - larger backbore, especially for dual-bore large shank trombones, and euphoniums

Notes for ordering shanks: The letter on the shank must match the letter on the cup: for example, a standard large shank for a G cup is a G8. All shanks should fit into the receiver 1". For Conn 36H altos and other smaller receivers specify smaller "s" shank (goes in farther). Large shanks: Bach, new Conn 88H, Edwards, Holton, Shires, and Yamaha trombones, and all large shank euphoniums, use the standard large shank. Older Conn 88H and Blessing B88 trombones require a different taper - specify Conn shank for proper fit. King 4B, 5B, and Benge 190 can use standard, but sometimes need a specially tapered “K” shank for a better fit.

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XT series: EXtra-large Tenor Trombone
Symphonic rim sizes, large or small shank, and Euphonium
The XT series has a general "feel" about like a 4G

Rims:
XT 101 similar to Bach 5G, Wick 5AL, Remington, feels more open (25.65mm)
XT 102 similar to Bach 4G, Wick 4?AL (25.9 mm)
XT 103 similar to Bach 3G, Wick 4AL, B4G (new) (26.16mm)
XT 104 similar to Alessi 3, Alessi 4, Wick 3AL, Bach 3G (new) (26.4 mm)
XT 105 similar to Alessi 1, Alessi 2 (26.67 mm)
XT 106 similar to Bach 1?G, Wick 2AL, feels a little smaller inside (26.9 mm)

All are available in standard shape and Narrow, which is a thin rim. Other rims also available at extra charge: Remington, and several half-sizes like 101.5, 102.5, 103.5

Finishes available: S-silver, G-gold, L-Lexan (polycarbonate plastic)
Rim contours available: Standard, N (Narrow), and some copies of popular mouthpieces.

Cups: (a star after the letter (F and deeper) indicates a new version started in December 2017)

XT A shallow, bright, for a bright sound on small bore or alto trombones

XT B shallow, bright, for a bright sound on small bore or alto trombones

XT B+  uses C shanks

XT C medium-shallow, for all small bore trombones and alto

XT C+ an interesting and versatile cup, uses D shanks
XT D medium, for all-around small to medium bore trombone playing

XT D+ medium, uses E shanks
XT E medium, for all types of playing
XT F medium-deep, for medium to large bore trombones

XT F+ medium-deep, for medium to large bore trombones
XT G medium-deep, favorite for all symphonic playing
XT G+ halfway between G and H
XT H deep, good for symphonic 2nd trombone playing and euphonium
XT I very deep, best for euphonium, depth of Schilke 51D but bigger sound
XT J very deep, for euphonium, or doubling on bass trb, depth of Bach 1?G
XT K same depth as the bass trombone K cups
XT L same depth as the bass trombone L cups
For euphonium, and for bass trombone doubling, also consider the new EUPH series which gives a bigger sound and generally better results with some of the same larger rim sizes as the XT series. The EUPH series is listed with bass trombone mouthpieces because it uses the bass trombone rim thread size.

Small shanks: (for small tenors, altos, and small shank euphoniums)
alto S - backbore for most Eb alto trombones, slightly smaller taper than tenor to go in farther
alto - backbore for Eb alto trombones with normal tenor taper
2 - backbore for .485 to .500 bore trombones
3 - backbore for .508 to .510 bore trombones
4 - backbore for .525 bore small shank trombones, and euphonium
5 - very large small shank backbore, especially for .525/.547 dual bore trombones, and small shank euphoniums

Medium euphonium shanks: (for some Besson, Willson, and others)
6E - for all medium-shank euphoniums, E taper fits medium-shank Bessons and Willsons; others on request

Large shanks: (for .547 bore trombones and all large shank euphoniums)
8 - standard large shank backbore, best design for most trombones
9 - larger backbore, especially for dual-bore large shank trombones, and euphoniums

 

Notes for ordering shanks: The letter on the shank must match the letter on the cup: for example, a standard large shank for a G cup is a G8. All shanks should fit into the receiver 1". For Conn 36H altos and other smaller receivers specify smaller "s" shank (goes in farther). Large shanks: Bach, new Conn 88H, Edwards, Holton, Shires, and Yamaha trombones, and all large shank euphoniums, use the standard large shank. Older Conn 88H and Blessing B88 trombones require a different taper - specify Conn shank for proper fit. King 4B, 5B, and Benge 190 can use standard, but sometimes need a specially tapered “K” shank for a better fit.

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SYM series:  Tenor Trombone

Symphonic rim sizes, large or small shank, 
The SYM series has a general "feel" like a 4G or larger

SYM rims and cups are not compatible with any other tenor series

Rims:

SYM 103 and N103 (26.16mm)
SYM 104 and N104 (26.4 mm)
SYM 105 and N105 (26.67 mm)
SYM 106 and N106 (26.9 mm)

Finishes available: S-silver, G-gold, L-Lexan (polycarbonate plastic)
 

Cups: 

SYM F+  not available yet
SYM G 
SYM G+ 
SYM H 

 

Large shanks: (for .547 bore trombones and all large shank euphoniums)
8 - standard large shank backbore, best design for most trombones
9 - larger backbore, especially for dual-bore large shank trombones, and euphoniums

 

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