Model TBLS-Brian Hecht "Lone Star" Model Bass Trombone with Axial-Flow F/Gb Attachment
The Lone Star Model bass trombone has developed over the course of a long relationship between Brian Hecht and S.E. Shires. The two-piece, medium weight yellow brass bell produces a broad, rich sound that is very balanced and flexible throughout the range of the instrument. The axial-flow valve set sounds and feels particularly broad and even-especially when both valves are engaged-allowing for a truly open low register and contributing to the instrument’s quick, easy response. This model represents the heritage of Texas musicianship at it's finest!
Lone Star Bell: 9.5-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered, “BII” taper in medium weight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and soldered bead
Lone Star Gold Bell: 9.5-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered, “BII” taper in standard weight gold brass with traditionally brazed seam and soldered bead
Independent, S.E. Shires F/G♭ axial-flow valves set
BGB Tuning Slide: “B” taper, drawn gold brass
B62-78 dual-bore Handslide: .562-.578-inch, standard-weight yellow brass; nickel-silver wide crook
Three interchangeable yellow-brass leadpipes
Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires Lone Star model custom engraving
Includes S.E. Shires bass trombone case, mouthpiece, and care kit
"Hand drawn by a Texas artist, the design incorporates a few Texas elements. You’ll find the “Yellow Rose of Texas” beautifully surrounded by the iconic Shires brand leafing. Above it, in an Old Western font reads the words “Lone Star” accompanied by the traditional “S.E. Shires, Boston, Massachusetts”. Atop this inscription sits two vines of ivy that can be found in nearly every wooded area of Texas. Most familiar to me, found in the vast backyard of my childhood home in Dallas, TX. Finally, at the top of the design, the Lone Star of the State of Texas."
—Brian Hecht, Bass Trombone, Atlanta Symphony