Bass Trombone Valves

Bass Axial Flow ValvesThe Edwards B454 is an independent double bass axial flow valve system. Valves are pitched in F and Gb (combined to produce D). The independent setup gives players additional positions with which to work. With the open wrap design, the B454 has a very open feel. These valves are very dependable and maintain the same sound on F, Gb/D, and Bb sides.

The B454-DE is a dependent double bass axial flow valve system. The second valve (D) will only work when the thumb trigger (F) is depressed. There is a more open feel with the dependent configuration as the second valve does not interrupt the airflow on the open side of the trombone. This combination results in the most free-blowing bass trombone made today.

The B454-G is an independent double bass axial flow valve system. The valves are pitched in F and G (combined to produce Eb). Additional keys are available for the second valve upon request.

Your Edwards Axial Flow Valves will provide you with a lifetime of use if properly maintained. Valves are nickel plated and will not oxidize. Maintenance is also easily done. For best results, use only Edwards oils. For tools, lubricants, and any miscellaneous items, contact Edwards. Please visit our trombone maintenance page for more information and detailed instructions.

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In Their Own Words

Brian Diehl

"I choose to play Edwards for the even control throughout the horn's entire range. Just as we as musicians are constantly evolving, so too are the Edwards trombone designs. Case in point- my old Edwards valve (which had never given me ANY problems) began showing signs of old age, so I took a look at a new one. I couldn't believe how much more free-blowing and smooth it was!

"When playing in a section of Edwards instruments, blend is immediate and the sound is gorgeous. Much of the work in section playing is removed by the nature of the full, round sounds of the Edwards trombones.

"Additionally, I would recommend playing Edwards trombones for any audition that should come up. The reason is simple- I want to eliminate as many possible hindrances (intonation difficulties, uneven sound) and concentrate on playing each round. The Edwards design leaves you free to promote your music!"

Brian Diehl
Principal Trombonist, Hartford Symphony
Principal Trombonist, Springfield (MA) Symphony
Professor, University of Southern Maine