Tenor Trombone Bells

Tenor Trombone BellEdwards symphonic tenor trombones are available in 8 or 8½" bell flares in a variety of wall thicknesses: 21 (heaviest), 22, and 23 (lightest) gauges. Jazz trombones are available in 7¾" bell flares in two wall thicknesses: 22 (heavier) and 23 (lighter) gauges.

Bells are available in yellow brass (70% copper 30% zinc), rose brass (85% copper 15% zinc), and red brass (90% copper 10% zinc). Higher copper content bells generally are very dark in the soft volumes but become more brilliant in the louder volumes. Yellow brass bells are more consistent in timbre throughout all registers and dynamics.

Popular bells: Tenor | Jazz

A soldered bell tends to have a very centered sound with a lot of core (fundamental). The articulations are slightly dampened and softer with the solder, while the sound is more direct and compact.

An unsoldered bell has a very wide sound with more overtones. Articulations are easier with an unsoldered rim. More near feel is apparent with these bells as the sound is wider, which helps give the player more feedback.

Tempering occurs when a bell is spun twice on a mandrel which work hardens the bell. This adds brilliance and colour to the sound.

Double buffing thins the bell slightly. It actually creates a thickness in between any two gauges.

Heat treating is a baking of the entire bell. This softens the metal immensely and creates a very dark sound. This works best on heavier bells as it tends to free them up. Heat treating is not recommended on thinner bells as it makes them more prone to mute dents. The CF treatment has virtually replaced heat treating.

CF treating is a partial heat treating process. This treatment allows the bell to blow more freely and adds colour to the sound.

Popular Tenor Trombone Bells

The following are our most popular tenor trombone bells. All bells listed are 8½" in diameter unless otherwise noted. For information about other bells, or to special order a bell, please contact us.

Bell Gauge Alloy Heat Treated Soldered Rim Tempered Double Buffed
336CF 22 Yellow   Check Check Check
335CF 22 Rose   Check Check Check
334CF 22 Red   Check Check Check
324CF 22 Yellow     Check Check
321CF 22 Yellow     Check  
320CF 22 Rose     Check  
319CF 22 Red     Check  
333CF 22 Yellow   Check Check  
332CF 22 Rose   Check Check  
331CF 22 Red   Check Check  
384CF 23 Yellow   Check Check Check
383CF 23 Rose   Check Check Check
382CF 23 Red   Check Check Check
381CF 23 Yellow   Check Check  
380CF 23 Rose   Check Check  
379CF 23 Red   Check Check  
372CF 23 Yellow     Check Check
370CF 23 Red     Check Check
369CF 23 Yellow     Check  
367CF 23 Red     Check  
288CF 21 Yellow   Check Check Check
271CF 21 Red     Check  
8" Bells
144CF 22 Yellow   Check Check Check
141CF 22 Yellow   Check Check  
118CF 22 Red Check Check Check Check
177CF 23 Yellow     Check  

Popular Jazz Trombone Bells

The following are our most popular jazz trombone bells. All bells listed are 7¾" in diameter unless otherwise noted. For information about other bells, or to special order a bell, please contact us.

Bell Gauge Alloy Soldered Rim Tempered Double Buffed
9127CF 22 Red   Check  
9129CF 22 Yellow   Check  
9141CF 22 Yellow Check Check  
9142CF 22 Red Check Check Check
9143CF 22 Rose Check Check Check
9144CF 22 Yellow Check Check Check
9175CF 23 Red   Check  
9177CF 23 Yellow   Check  
9190CF 23 Red Check Check Check
9191CF 23 Rose Check Check Check
9192CF 23 Yellow Check Check Check
9048CF 20 Yellow Check Check Check
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