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Kanstul 1508 Series Trombone

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The 1508 features a .547-inch bore with a straight trombone design plus interchangeable mouthpipes to alter the instrument to the player. The 1508 al...Click To Read More About This Product

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The 1508 features a .547-inch bore with a straight trombone design plus interchangeable mouthpipes to alter the instrument to the player. The 1508 also features an 8.5-inch one-piece bronze bell for outstanding response and projection.

  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: .547-inch
  • Leadpipe: Three Interchangeable - ML, MO and BB
  • Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass
  • Bell: 8-1/2-inch One-Piece Hand Hammered .020-inch Thickness Light
  • Bell Material: Bronze
  • Handslide: Standard
  • Handslide Material: Bronze Outer Slide
  • Handslide Crook Material: Nickel Silver
  • F Attachment Wrap: N/A
  • F Attachment Valve: N/A
  • Features: One-Piece Hand Hammered Bronze Bell; Bronze Outer Handslide with Nickel Silver Crook; Three Interchangeable Leadpipes
  • Case: Pro Tec Case
  • Mouthpiece Kanstul 6-1/2AL-L
  • Mouthpiece Shank: Large
  • Finish: Lacquer, Silver

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Light weight, heavy sound


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    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues
    • Symphonies

    Comments about Kanstul 1508 Series Trombone:

    The 1508 was worth the wait, about two months on backorder, but I have had excellent luck with USA-made Kanstul trombones and euphoniums in the past. Just my opinion, but I really enjoy the bigger, deeper sound from a large bore trombone, and also appreciate the light weight for having to rarely use an F trigger. This trombone is quite light with a fairly thin bell and lightweight slide; nice for fast slide work.
    It also really seems to sing in the higher register than the King 4B or Conn 8H that I have played (although the heavier weight of those horns makes them sound a bit more powerful in the low register, IMO). Tuning is spot on in all positions/registers. The fit and finish are very good. Comes with 3 leadpipes of the same length but slightly different venturis, but I can't tell a difference at all.
    Included Kanstul 6.5AL mouthpiece seems well suited for the horn, and I also use a slightly larger 5G/51. Slide was very slightly scratchy out of the box compared to a new Yamaha slide (they are all remarkably good), but after a month it feels like it's getting better. I will use this for small jazz groups on 2nd or 3rd parts, and church/community groups on 1st part. Protec case is also very nice and roomy.
    Thanks Jack!

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