The George Curran Artist Model bass trombone has developed over the course of the artist's long relationship with Stephen Shires and S.E. Shires instruments. The two-piece, standard weight yellow brass bell produces a warm sound with a prominent fundamental harmonic, combining quick response with a centered feel and expansive tone. The lightweight 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 an ideal realization of the heroic New York low brass sound.
GC Bell: 9.5-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered, custom-annealed “BII” taper in standard weight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and soldered bead
Independent, S.E. Shires F/G♭ axial-flow valves set in a lightweight valve section™
BYC Tuning Slide: “C” taper, drawn yellow 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 George Curran model custom engraving
Includes S.E. Shires bass trombone case, mouthpiece, and care kit