Jazz Trombone T302

Jazz Trombone T302

Jazz Trombone T302

The Edwards T302 Jazz Trombone is the most versatile small-bore instrument on the market.

7¾" bell flares are available in a variety of wall thicknesses and tempers with soldered or unsoldered rims. In addition, you may choose from yellow, rose or red brass with a clear, lacquer finish.

Single and dual bore slides available with nickel or yellow brass slide tubes include three brass leadpipes with further custom leadpipe options available in silver and brass.

Neckpipes are available in yellow brass or nickel. Each has a unique sound and fast response.

Changing tuning slide material and design has a profound effect on instruments. Edwards has many tuning slide options available on request.

Standard Features

Bore Size
.500, .500"/.508", or .508" bore
Interchangeable leadpipe system with 3 leadpipes
Bell Weights
  • 22 Gauge - Heaver (.025" thick)
  • 23 Gauge - Lighter (.022" thick)
Bell Materials
  • Yellow Brass (70% Copper / 30% Zinc)
  • Rose Brass (85% Copper / 15% Zinc)
  • Red Brass (90% Copper / 10% Zinc)
Bell Treatments
  • Soldered
    • 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.
  • Unsoldered
    • 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.
  • Tempered
    • 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 Buffed
    • Double buffing thins the bell slightly. It actually creates a thickness in between any two gauges.
  • Heat Treated
    • 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 Treated
    • CF treating is a partial heat treating process. This treatment allows the bell to blow more freely and adds colour to the sound.
  • Yellow Brass
    • Yellow neckpipes provide a wide, clear tone quality that is typically associated with jazz trombone sound of today.
  • Nickel
    • Nickel neckpipes create a more focused, dark sound.
  • T-302-1
    • The T-302-1 is a .500" single bore all yellow brass slide with dual radius endcrook. This slide provides a player with the greatest flexibility in the upper register and is great for lead playing.
  • T-302-1N
    • The T-302-1N is a .500" single bore slide with dual radius endcrook and nickel outer tubes.
  • T-302-1N-S
    • The T-302-1N-S is a .500" single bore slide with single radius endcrook and nickel outer tubes.
  • T-302-2
    • The T-302-2 is a .500"/.508" dual bore slide all yellow brass slide. This slide bridges the gap between the smaller T-302-1 and T-302-3 slides.
  • T-302-2N
    • The T-302-2N is a .500"/.508" dual bore slide with nickel outer tubes. (dual bore jazz slides are not currently available with single radius endcrooks)
  • T-302-3
    • The T-302-3 is a .508" single bore slide with all yellow brass outer tubes and dual radius endcrook. This slide has the most open feel of any Edwards jazz slide.
  • T-302-3N
    • The T-302-3N is a .508" single bore slide with nickel outer tubes and dual radius endcrook.
  • T-302-3N-S
    • The T-302-3N-S is a .508" single bore slide with nickel outer tubes and single radius endcrook.
Tuning Slides
  • Single Radius
    • Single Radius tuning slides are the most common. They have one continuous bend from small to large end. They are very free blowing and open in all registers.
  • Available in yellow or red brass
  • RawBrass
  • Lacquer
  • Silver Plate
  • Gold Plate
  • Satin Finish

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Jazz Trombone Artists

Edwards Jazz Trombone Artists perform in a wide variety of styles. Use the following list to compare and contrast the different setups these trombonists use.

Artist Body Bell Tuning Slide Slide Neckpipe Leadpipe
Allen, Brian T302 9177CF Yellow T302-3N C T3 Silver
Anderson, Clifton T327 144CF Yellow T-STDN T1 Custom
Andrews, Troy "Trombone Shorty" T302 9190CF Yellow .508N Yellow T1 Brass
Boscarino, Michael T302 4177CF Yellow T-302-1 Yellow T3 Brass
Clevinger, Phil T302 9170CF Yellow T-302-3 Nickel Unknown
Gilkes, Marshall T302 9189CF Yellow T302-1 Yellow T3 Silver
Kramer, Darren T302 9176CF Yellow Single Radius T-302-1N-S Yellow T1 Silver
Pittsley, Mike T302 9177CF Yellow T302-1N Yellow T3
Rinear, Jeff T302 9141CF Yellow T302-2 Unknown T2 Silver
Wiest, Steve T302 9048CF Yellow Single Radius T302-3N-S Rose T1 Custom
Wilson, Dennis T302 9142CF Nickel T302-1N C T2
Wilson, Phil T302 9129CF Yellow T302-3N Nickel T1 Custom
Winslow, David T302 9177CF Yellow Single Radius T-302-1-N Yellow T1
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