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The Soprano Trombone/ Slide Trumpet / Mini Trombone

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The Soprano Trombone/ Slide Trumpet / Mini Trombone

I don't have a strong background in esoteric instruments, which is part of what makes working with Quinn the Eskimo so interesting for me. Every now and again, we receive an item in at the shop that just completely stumps me. (HEY! I'm looking at YOU, soprano trombone!) So I dug in and did a little 007-type investigating, and here is what I learned. Hopefully this short little write up will be interesting to musical experts and novices alike. Pitched at the same range as the Bb trumpet, one octave above the tenor trombone, the soprano trombone/mini trombone/slide trumpet has...

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What’s On My Bench? A Jupiter 1110 BBb Tuba!

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What’s On My Bench? A Jupiter 1110 BBb Tuba!

Hello sports fans! Welcome to everyone’s favorite, Tuba Wrasslin’!!! Before I started school band, I briefly thought about playing tuba. It’s such a cool sound and such a presence in a band, and it was hard to resist, but trumpet was calling me. I’m glad I resisted the temptation, but not because of the size of it. Tubas are expensive!  Your average new student tuba is about the same price as a high end professional trumpet. We all understand that here, and so we carry great tubas from student to pro at great prices. This Jupiter 1110 is a great...

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