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Brief description

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Bass trombone in Bb/F
German: Bassposaune in B/F
French: trombone basse
Italian: trombone basso in Si b/ Fa

The bass trombone is a slide trombone with two valves that are operated by the left thumb. The valves make it possible to lower the instrument’s pitch from Bb to F or D. The entire chromatic scale only becomes available thanks to the thumb valve (F tuning) and an additional third-valve (D tuning). The bass trombone has a very wide range and is relatively easy to play in the lower register.

Classification
Aerophone, brass wind instrument

Material
Mainly brass, often gold brass; nickel silver (inner and outer slides)

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

Tubing
Length approx. 269–290 cm, mostly cylindrical

Bore
A little wider than the tenor trombone, inner diameter 13.8 mm

Slide

Valves
Two valves, lowering the pitch by a fourth (to F) and a minor third (to D)

Bell
Rim diameter 22.8–26.7 cm