T350-CR-E Tenor Trombone

Tenor Trombone with Conventional Rotor

T350-CR-E Tenor Trombone

The T350-CR-E is the latest addition to our symphonic tenor lineup. This instrument is built around a conventional rotor valve system and our harmonic pillar brace. It furthers our common sense approach to providing customers with a variety of options without sacrificing sound and playability.

The CR-E blends aspects of our workhorse T350-E with Getzen’s Custom Reserve Tenor developed by Christan Griego. Its enhanced rotor has been improved with tweaks to port diameters, rotor passageways, and back plate inserts. This is not the same valve used on the original T350-CR model. The valve wrap allows the air to always “step” in the right direction. Couple that with just the right amount of nickel and brass in the bracing, and the end result is a horn capable of achieving the sound for which Edwards is known.

This instrument comes with a uni-harmonic pillar brace. Similar in concept to the harmonic bridge found on the T396-A and the T350-HB, this brace allows for a single harmonic pillar to be added to the horn in order to fine tune its sound and feel.

The CR-E is available with 8″ or 8½” bell flares in a variety of wall thicknesses and tempers with either soldered or unsoldered rims. In addition, you may choose from yellow, rose, or red brass with a clear lacquer finish.

Single bore slides in standard weight include three brass leadpipes with further custom leadpipe options available in silver and brass.

Finally, changing tuning slide material and design can have a profound effect on instruments. Edwards has many tuning slide options available on request.

The T350-CR-E’s valve system will fit with all existing T350-E instruments. However, bell tabs will either need to be removed or filed down in order to work with this valve set.

Price

$3810

Availability

3-4 months

Warranty

Lifetime

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Specs & Features

Bore Size

.547" or .547"/.562" bore

Leadpipe

Interchangeable leadpipe system with 3 leadpipes

Slides

T-STDN
The T-STDN is the standard .547" single bore slide. This slide has a more rounded end crook similar to Conn slides. Quick in response, the T-STDN blows freely in all registers. A very centered tone can be achieved with this slide.
T-BCN
The T-BCN has a bass end crook similar to Bach slides. The squared-off design of this crook allows for a very open low register and a bigger sound overall than the T-STDN slides. This slide is also a .547" bore.

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.
Dual Radius
Dual Radius tuning slides have two bends. The shape is more square with the two bends making a flattened top. The dual radius provides a quicker response and ease in the upper register, however, the sound is more compact than the single radius tuning slide. All dual radius tuning slides are CF treated to offset the compact nature of this tuning slide.

Both types available in yellow or red brass

Valve

  • Enhanced Rotor Valve
  • Pitched in F

Uni-Harmonic Pillar Brace

Similar in concept to the harmonic bridge found on the T396-A and the T350-HB, this brace allows for a single harmonic pillar to be added to the horn in order to fine tune its sound and feel.

Bell Weights

  • 21 Gauge - Heaviest (.028" thick)
  • 22 Gauge (.025" thick)
  • 23 Gauge - Lightest (.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.

Finishes

  • Raw Brass
  • Lacquer
  • Silver Plate
  • Satin Finish

“This trombone produces the most beautiful and colorful sound I have ever played! It responds so quickly in all registers. It blends easily with everyone I play with, yet lets me change the color with no problems in order to play solos and get my sound above everyone else with ease! Thank you, Edwards, for such a fine instrument!”

Prentiss Hobbs

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