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Brief description

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Contrabass trombone in F
German: Kontrabassposaune in F
French: trombone contrebasse
Italian: trombone contrabbasso in Fa

The modern contrabass trombone is a slide trombone tuned to the fundamental of F1 with two valves, which are activated by the thumb of the left hand and make it possible to lower the instrument’s pitch from F1 to Eb1 or Bb0 while playing. Opening both valves simultaneously puts the instrument in Ab0. The contrabass trombone is used principally for the great octave and the contraoctave.

Classification
Aerophone, brass wind instrument

Material
Mainly brass, often gold brass; nickel silver

Mouthpiece
Cup-shaped mouthpiece, a little larger than that of the tenor trombone

Tubing
Length approx. 370 cm, cylindrical, conical at the bell

Bore
Narrow, a little wider than the bass trombone

Valves
Two valves (Eb and Bb), Ab crook (whole-tone crook)

Bell
Rim diameter approx. 29–30 cm