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Name: watermailonman
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Your trombones: I list a few favorites

My rarest trombone is one of about 500 trombones made under the name Wallace and Williams. The partnership ended due to the depression in the 30' and Williams continued on his own with his own model number series 4,5,6,7,8,9 and the very rare 10 which is a single bass trombone - only 12 basses were made.

This is my Wallace-Williams a model No 2 with bore .522 and 7.5" bell (c.1933).


At the time it was made this was used as an orchestral principal trombone. Nowdays I think it is perfect for loud lead playing in a (big) band where a more powerful pop/rock/salsa touch is demanded.  


Nothing special with the tuningslide. Later Williams models like the 6 had curved braces.

This grip is special for the Williams trombones. A patent for Earls handslide was officially 'pending' with the U.S. government in 1928, and it was granted in late 1930.

A picture of the very characteristic bud on the spit valve on Williams trombones.

Made by Earl Williams but manufactured under Wallace name. A partnership with Spike Wallace who was a trombonist with the LA Philharmonic, during the '30s and '40s

The engraving is said to be a picture of Spike Wallace's dog


Conn 30H .494/.507", 7" bell. The “Burkle” model that only was built 1934-1949. This is from WWII when very few instruments were built. (1942)


Olds Recording R-15 .495/.510  8" (w. fluted slides) Fullerton Tenor Trombone (1959)


Schilke ST30 .500  8" Small Bore Tenor Trombone w. Rose Brass (2013)


Schilke ST20 .547 8.5" Large Bore Symphonic Tenor Trombone w. Yellow Brass & Hagmann valve w. opt.  gooseneck for straight conversion and two different tuningslides (round + square) (2013)


m-pieces: Bach 6 3/4 and a bunch of 11C's (Kanstul Kaplan 159 g, Bach Artesan 182 g, Marcinkiewicz ET4 L. ULYATE 113 g)
13ML/12ML/11ML/19BL/20BL (K.Hammond)
Your real name: Tom Hill
Occupation/School: I've been a freelance semi-professional trombone player since the mid 80s.

I have studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm (1984-1988) and I have worked as a teacher on all brass intruments. I taught students from 10 years of age to 21.

The year 2000 I quit as a music teacher and began as a system developer/computer programmer instead. This leaves me with 13 years as a teacher and 16+ years in computing bussiness.

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Age: 54
Location: Sweden
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Visit my page at https://sites.google.com/site/brazzmusic/

Instruments: King 2b+, Kanstul 1570, Kanstul 1662. m-pieces: Bach 6 3/4, Hammond 12 ML, Hammond 20 BL


Do your best and then do better
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