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T-396A - Alessi Tenor Trombone
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ALESSI TENOR TROMBONE by Edwards
"When Joseph Alessi is not playing in the back row of Lincoln Center, he can be found performing solos in front of orchestras and in recitals. His music versatility requires an instrument that will meet his needs. The T396-A meets those needs, and then some.
First and foremost, Mr. Alessi is a principal orchestral player. His instrument must crown the low brass section while blending with the orchestra. This balance was of the utmost importance when designing his signature trombone. But we also could not ignore Mr. Alessi's considerable solo capabilities.
So we set out to provide Mr. Alessi with a horn that gave him the correct timbre and feel no matter the musical setting. This is more difficult than it sounds. A lot of timbre comes with having an instrument that is tonally flexible without becoming unstable in different registers. We feel we achieved our goals due to the fact that the T396-A is the first "acoustically-tunable" fixed instrument. We are excited to make an instrument available that is as unique as each and every one of our customers.
US Pat No 8,247,675" - Edwards
Slide with nickel oversleeves, specially-treated rose brass outer tubes, a yellow brass end crook and Mr. Alessi's Signature Silver Leadpipe.
The bell is constructed of yellow brass (70% copper and 30% zinc). The rim is unsoldered yet maintains a depth of sound.
The tuning slide has a single radius and is rose brass. It is designed with unique trim points and construction materials to strike the perfect balance between sound and feel.
The Rotax valve is an integral part of the Alessi Model design. It is machined to the standards demanded by Willson Instruments; as a result, the Rotax is the highest quality rotor we've seen. From a player's perspective, it responds quickly and helps produce a wonderful large bore tenor sound.
First, a solid brace design allows manufacturers to build stress-free instruments. Second, an instrument's playability and response will be exponentially better with braces in the correct nodal positions on the instrument. This means the Alessi Model will sing for you.
The T396-A utilizes the Harmonic Bridge (US Pat No 8,247,675) and Harmonic Pillars (US Pat No 8,247,675).
Used by instrument companies since the 1970's, the Minick wrap concept provides a smooth transition in and out of a conventional rotor.
The material within the wrap is a combination of rose and yellow brass. Blending alloys helped us achieve the unique sound Mr. Alessi was after. Construction allows the air to maintain its direction without hidden gaps or spaces. The F tuning slide has a single radius.