Contrabass Slide Trombone

Jérome Thibouville-Lamy French

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The slide tubing of this contrabass trombone is doubled over on itself to accommodate the extra length needed for a contrabass instrument. This design makes the instrument manageable to hold and play. The narrow or "peashooter" bore profile of this instrument's bell section is typical of French and British brass instruments up to World War II. Jérome Thibouville-Lamy was one of the most prolific makers of wind instruments in France during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Contrabass Slide Trombone, Jérome Thibouville-Lamy, Brass, nickel-silver, French

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