Edwards Bass Trombones

Edwards Bass Trombone Edwards offers numerous bass trombone configurations that will meet the needs of the most discerning musicians. Edwards bass trombones are available with either Axial Flow Valves (B454-E, B454-DE, B454-V), Rotax Valves (B502-I, B502-D), or our Power Bore Rotors (B454-CR-E). All series can be configured to achieve an ideal sound in orchestral, wind band, jazz or commercial settings. In addition, certain B454 models are available with G first valves or the popular Blair Bollinger tuning.

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Bass B454(E)
.562", .562"/.578" bore

Versatility is the key to our bass trombone design. From orchestral to big band to brass band, the B454 can adapt to any performance situation.

Availability: 90-120 days

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Bass B454-DE
.562", .562"/.578" bore

The dependent valves and Edge Bracing on the B454-DE make it the perfect instrument for bass trombonists wanting more depth of sound.

Availability: 90-120 days

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Bass B454-V
.562", .562"/.578"

The B454-V is the ideal instrument for bass trombonists in need of multiple second valve tuning options. Available in G/Eb, Gb/D and "BB".

Availability: 90-120 days

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Bass B502-I
.562", .562"/.578" bore

The B502-I is the perfect instrument for bass trombonists that strive for a consistent, clear sound in all registers.

Availability: 8 months

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Bass B502-D
.562", .562"/.578" bore

The B502-D is the perfect instrument for bass trombonists that want a more open feel and a clear sound in all registers.

Availability: 90-120 days

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Bass B454-CR-E
.562", .562"/.578" bore

The B454-CR-E is the latest addition to our bass lineup. This instrument is built around a conventional rotor valve system and our harmonic pillar brace.

Availability: 90-120 days

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Edwards is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Georgia Trombone Summit, which will take place at the University of Georgia on May 23 – 26.┬áThis four-day event, hosted by Josh Bynum, will feature a stellar cast of musicians, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section (Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, and James Markey), Marshall […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Gerry Pagano

"I've been playing Edwards for a long time. I won my job in St. Louis on an Edwards in 1995! Lately, I've been working with Christan on the B502. In it, he has created a wonderful instrument. I prefer dependent valves, which I know puts me in the minority. I just like the response, and I'll sacrifice a few options in favor of the "straight pipe".

"With this horn, I've never been happier. It is centered, consistent through out all registers, and does it respond! The sound is clear - not spread out and "foggy". The B502-D sounds and feels like a trombone, not a slide tuba. The valves are extremely fast, and I never have to do anything, they just work! Paired with a good mouthpiece (see Griego Mouthpieces!), it just allows me to hear the music, and the horn is not in the way. And I happen to think its a beautiful horn as well. Smooth lines, well balanced, fits well in my hand, no extra support with some "rest bar" or other contraption. Just me, my horn, and some tunes! I will be playing this one for a long time... or until Christan makes another one that's even better!"

Gerry Pagano
Bass trombonist, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra