From Renaissance times to now, the brilliant, brassy characteristics of the trombone have brought expression and drama to musical compositions. Mind you, this brass instrument has changed over the years, becoming bigger and wider than antique versions. Modern trombones have a fuller, rounder tone which is desirable when you're in a parade or orchestra. If you're a career trombonist shopping for a new instrument, you'll find an impressive catalogue of professional tenor trombones in this section to help you make the best choice. As you consider your style of playing and the venues where you perform, you'll discover many fine horns here for everything from solos to chamber music to concerts.
If you're searching for great, yet budget-friendly horn, the Yamaha YSL-620 Professional Trombone has a laser-infused yellow brass bell for even vibrations. Enjoyable to play, it has a comfortable slide and the F attachment has a large rotor so you can easily adjust it from Bb to F as smoothly as possible. Well-balanced pro tenors like this Yamaha offer fantastic projection and consistent sound that are ideal for anyone who plays first trombone in a symphony.
When you need a versatile brass instrument that's great for all styles of music, the Bach 36BO Stradivarius Trombone Series is a solid example of what to look for. It gives you the power you want when playing classical, as well as the terrific tone required for jazz. This premier horn has a .525" medium bore, one-piece hand-hammered brass bell and offers the less-resistant feel of an open-wrap F attachment. Its slides move quickly and freely, making it a superb performance tenor for pros and semi-pros.
As you listen to classical music, swing bands or movie soundtracks, it's thrilling to hear those wonderful brassy tones that express such an incredible range of emotions and a sense of grandeur. Even more thrilling is to be able to play them and get paid for it! After years of practice and performing, it's only natural to want a professional tenor trombone perfectly suited to your skills. This wide variety of instruments makes it easy and exciting to make that big decision, and those big sounds, with confidence.