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    Default Soprano Trombone

    Sometimes confusingly called a slide trumpet because it has a trumpet mouthpiece and playes in the trumpets range (an octave higher than a tenor trombone). A slide trumpet is a different instrument altogether.

    Anybody got any experience with these?

    I like the idea of having the same range and timbre of a trumpet with the true analogue pitch capabilities of a trombone. However, I've heard that some of them don't have a 7th position which means it will be impossible to play a full chromatic (or continuous) scale on them. I can't see how that can be the case though for proper instruments to lack that. The positions will also be very close together compared to a tenor, so they'll probably be tricky to pick up on.

    Here is a picture of one:



    Here is a picture of a girl in a bikini holding one (so you can get an idea of the size of the thing):


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    Interesting! I wonder if it has a warmer timbre than a trumpet, maybe more like a cornet.

    My brother plays bass trombone, so I have an affinity for the instrument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huilunsoittaja View Post
    Interesting! I wonder if it has a warmer timbre than a trumpet, maybe more like a cornet.
    I doubt it. Trombones are essentially members of the trumpet family (or vice versa), as both have a cylindrical bore and are basically versions of the same instrument if you remove the valves and slide. Kinda. Also, there is Youtube.


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    Very nice! Does sound like a soft trumpet, but trumpets can't glissando.
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    What a sweet, gorgeous sound! Wish it was used more often!
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