First introducted in 1954, the 88H rapidly gained popularity as a symphonic tenor trombone in ensembles favoring a heroic, robust lower brass section. Its unique tone color and refusal to “break up” even at the most extreme dynamics made it one of the most widespread professional symphonic trombones in the United States and throughout much of Europe. The Conn 88H has remained in continuous production since its introduction, a record unequaled by any other symphonic trombone.
In the 1990's the 88H was further refined to meet today's demands. Today's 88H is available in open and closed wrap configurations; with standard rotor valve or Christian Lindberg CL2000 valve (patent pending); in four bell materials; with straight and dual bore slides; and with interchangeable leadpipes for both Remington and standard taper mouthpiece shanks. These options, combined with other improvements — such as tapered rotor bodies and bearings, mechanical linkages, and adjustable thumb levers — has continued to make the Conn 88H the choice of discriminating professional trombonists around the world.
The Specs: 88H Tenor Trombone
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