Details about Vintage Holton Double Trigger Bass Trombone...kle
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Aug 25, 2012
[ 17 bids ]
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States
Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
This is re-listed because the winner backed out right away, then the second place bidder low-balled Me. I will be happy to sell for a lower price but not to either of those two. Here's a Holton Double Trigger Bass Trombone in excellent playing condition, serial # 403683, made in 1966. Has a 9.5" Bell, .562 Bore, Rose Brass Bell. Main slide is excellent, smooth & fast, tuning slides & rotors are free & easy. I'm not sure what to call this model, I can't find any model #, It is stamped 8-33 near the connector on the slide section. I also can't find any pics matching this Rotor-tuning slide configuration, resembles something called Kleinhammer. Could be a single Horn with a custom made 2nd valve section. That whole second valve section can be removed easily & if The correct slide was added It would be a single trigger horn, That slide is not present & the slide on the removable section will not fit. Horn has been cared for, professionally used & maintained throughout It's life. That bridge piece between the two triggers has been repaired (decent job) also that black strip is a piece of tape to help the clamp grip the linkage to the 2nd valve. Comes in It's original hard case. Case is really bad but will protect the Horn for shipping. Of course pictures are of the actual Instrument You will receive. Buyer to pay $45.00 shipping in 48 states. Paypal payment preferred. Florida residents pay 6% sales tax.
On Aug-11-12 at 12:39:41 PDT, seller added the following information:
This helpful info was sent to Me, Thanks tromtubatoniumguy! .........Just for info, this is a Holton 169 "Kleinhammer" model bass trombone. Edward Kleinhammer of the Chicago Symphony wanted something like this, so he worked with holton, and this model was what came out of that. Holton no longer produces this design, and it isn't exactly a highly common piece.
On Aug-12-12 at 05:51:05 PDT, seller added the following information:
And the opinions keep coming.....Thanks.....Hello, just a little info on your Holton Bass Trombone. As an owner of several of these and based on the serial number you have provided this is a TR185. The TR169 was discontinued in 1964 and became the TR185 after LeBlanc bought Holton in 1964. It might say 185 above the serial number on the slide receiver. Thank you and please post. Jack Schatz
On Aug-12-12 at 07:43:17 PDT, seller added the following information:
And the Bone wars go on :)
On Aug-12-12 at 20:07:42 PDT, seller added the following information:
I'm posting these emails because I couldn't identify the horn, certainly not to offend anyone...or keep You from bidding...hehe, Al
On Aug-14-12 at 11:24:01 PDT, seller added the following information:
And yet another one:
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On Aug-19-12 at 05:42:26 PDT, seller added the following information:
I guess I need to amend one of My previous comments. If bassbone2 was offended in any way...............good!