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Contrabass trombone. Nominal pitch: F+E♭+B♭ (+A♭).

Technical description: Brass; german silver garland. Rotor of two-semitone valve can be re-positioned to give E♭+F+B♭ (+A♭) with this valve ascending for F; other valve perfect 5th descending. Valve type: 2 lever-action rotary valves.

  • Date:
    Circa 1930
  • Maker:
    possibly by A. Sprinz
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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  • Place of production:
    Probably Germany, possibly Berlin
  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.22
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.22
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:1440; bell 240.