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B&S presents new Meistersinger Trombone-Series with the 1st Premium-Model „Stolzing“ [Musikmesse 2008]

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7 March 2008 - With the new tenor trombone B&S „Stolzing MS14K“, B&S launches the new “Meistersinger” premium-trombone line. Mastermind behind the instrument is the famous Carl Lenthe. Carl is a truly global professional. He used to play solo-trombone at the German Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich before he joined the world’s most famous Indiana University Music School in USA as a trombone professor. He speaks German and English and feels at home in the various sound traditions. “Stolzing” is a character in one of Richard Wagner’s operas which Carl Lenthe often interpreted at the Bavarian State Opera: The young gentleman Walther von Stolzing takes part in a singer contest to win over the beautiful lady Eva. Thanks to his beautifully singing sound, he unexpectedly wins the contest and eventually gets to marry Eva.

All B&S Stolzing trombones feature a red-brass bell. The models MS14K (Bb/F trombone) and MS1K (Bb-trombone) feature the famous German nickel silver bell-garland (.098“broad). The chosen materials lead to a warm, centered and round sound which again is extremely flexible in order to combine both sound-worlds, the traditional German with the international one.

A compact open wrap-design, asymmetrical “accelerator” bows (main and tuning slide) and mellow valve ports lead to an unusually responsive and free blowing instrument. Due to the reduced length it balances well and is especially easy to handle. As an option, the B&S Stolzing trombone can be equipped with extended German water key made of carbon fiber and guided in Teflon as well as prolonged cork barrels.

You will see the B&S trombone „Stolzing MS14K“, made by B&S at the Frankfurter Musikmesse (exception hall 1.1 D26) for the first time.

B&S Bb/F-trombone Meistersinger model „Stolzing“ MS14K

  • slide-bore: 0.547”
  • bore f-attachment: 0.571”
  • bell diameter: Ø 9.055"
  • hand hammered one piece red brass bell
  • yellow brass lead pipe
  • compact open wrap design
  • asymmetrical main tuning and f-attachment bows
  • spring guided 3B linkage system
  • gold brass outer slides
  • nickel silver accelerator slide bow
  • standard water key
  • lacquered
  • case with backpack straps

B&S Bb/F-trombone Meistersinger model „Stolzing“ MS14

  • same Model as MS14K without silver garland

B&S Bb-trombone Meistersinger model „Stolzing“ MS1K

  • no f-attachment
  • silver garland

B&S Bb-trombone Meistersinger model „Stolzing“ MS1

  • same Model as MS1K without silver garland


  • extended carbon water key
  • long cork barrels

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