What’s on Amanda’s Bench? A Kanstul 1670 Bass Trombone!

Hey, Brass Fans!

Remember I told you all we bought an estate of awesome bass trombones? Well, here’s a very cool one that won’t last long.

This Kanstul 1670 George Robert’s model came to us in fabulous condition, and is sure to make a great player for its next lucky owner! All it needed was a good clean and some minor adjustments to the second rotor linkage. As you can see, this linkage is detachable so you can remove the slide with additional rotor and use the standard slide for a single rotor configuration.


This horn tunes at the handslide, and both main tuning and handslide have great action and work perfectly. The rotors on this model are quite unusual - very light, with good action and give the horn a very easy balance. The only down side of this rotor configuration is that you need to be careful not to impede the action by leaning the mechanism on your shoulder. I suspect this is the reason I needed to spend a little extra time on the adjustment. The only other downside to this lovely instrument is that they are no longer made. This one has been very well cared for, and includes its original Protec case in excellent condition, as well as 4 Kanstul leadpipes. Look for it in our listings soon!

Wishing you smooth rotors and happy low notes!