Carbon fiber trombones

Tenor trombones

Lemondrop, a .500 bore commercial/jazz horn modeled after Rosolino's 6h

Standard features:
  • .500 bore
  • Total weight is 1.5 lbs.
  • Standard finish is: Buffed nickel with no lacquer on metal parts. Carbon fiber parts are clear coated with a matte finish and high luster on the inside of the bell.
  • Modular bell section
  • Interchangeable leadpipes. Long and short carbon fiber leadpipes matched to this horn included.
  • Curved "Williams style" hand brace
  • Chrome plated nickel silver inner slides
  • All carbon fiber outer slide weighing 65 grams
  • Speedyflo water key
  • Satellite counter weight
  • Carbon fiber 8" bell at .03 wall thickness for excellent response.
  • Protech gig bag with Butler logo
  • Magic cleaning wand and BERP bio lube
Optional features:
  • Single radius tuning slide and hand slide crook (King style)
  • Two piece cut bell with 3D printed carbon fiber bell rings - $250
  • Choice of silver or gold plated metal parts - call for price
  • High luster finish on all carbon fiber parts - $250

The starting price is $3,400

JJ, a .508 bore commercial/jazz horn. A tribute to the great JJ Johnson

Standard features:
  • .508 bore
  • Total weight is 1.5 lbs.
  • Standard finish is: Buffed nickel with no lacquer on metal parts. Carbon fiber parts are clear coated with a matte finish and high luster on the inside of the bell.
  • Modular bell section
  • Interchangeable leadpipes. 2 long and short carbon fiber leadpipes matched to this horn is included.
  • Curved "Williams style" hand brace
  • Chrome plated nickel silver inner slides
  • All carbon fiber outer slide weighing 65 grams
  • Speedyflo water key
  • Satellite counter weight
  • Carbon fiber 8" bell at .03 wall thickness for excellent response.
  • Protech gig bag with Butler logo
  • Magic cleaning wand and BERP bio lube
Optional features:
  • Single radius tuning slide and hand slide crook (King style)
  • Two piece cut bell with 3D printed CF bell rings.
  • Choice of silver or gold plated metal parts
  • High luster finish on all carbon fiber parts

The starting price is $3,400

C5 and C6 small bore tenor trombones

While we believe the Lemondrop and JJ are great horns, we wanted to create something new that refines our design with acquired knowledge playing CF trombones over the last 10 years. So!! The new design has a larger throat in the middle of the bell flare, a larger bore exit on the single radious tuning slide and a slightly "taller" bell. The finish on the bell is polished epoxy with no clearcoat. The result is a "bigger" version of the Lemondrop and JJ that has less resistance and more dynamic range. Some folks will like this and some will prefer the other. It's all about having choices!

Standard features:
  • .C5 .500 bore, C6 .508 bore
  • Total weight is 1.5 lbs.(without counter weight)
  • Standard finish is: Polished epoxy bell with matte finish tuning slide, hand slide and goosenbeck. Polished nickel silver with no lacquer on metal parts.
  • 8 inch carbon fiber bell with single radious tuning slide
  • Interchangeable leadpipes. 2 carbon fiber leadpipes play tested and matched to this horn are included.
  • Curved "Williams style" hand brace
  • Chrome plated nickel silver inner slides
  • All carbon fiber outer slide weighing 65 grams
  • Speedyflo water key
  • Satellite counter weight
  • Protech gig bag with Butler logo
  • Magic cleaning wand and BERP bio lube
Optional features:
  • Two piece cut bell with 3D printed CF bell rings.
  • Choice of silver or gold plated metal parts

The starting price is $3,500

The C10 Tenor trombone (C9 and C8 slide sections)

The C10 bell section is a modular design. Several options are available to make this the most versital instrument we make. The standard CF bell is 8.5 inches (optional 8 inch bell is available ) and includes a carbon fiber tuning slide. This bell/tuning slide combination can be mounted with either a valve section (including a CF F tuning slide and Instrument Innovations vlave) or a straight gooseneck. The C10 bell section is interchangable with three slide choices. The C10 slide is a standard Bach 42 width .547 bore slide (option of medium 88h style width is available). The C9 is a dual bore .547/.525 slide that comes in either medium or wide width crook. The C8 slide is a medium width .525 slide.

Standard features:
  • Choice of C10 .547 bore, C9 dual bore .547/.525, C8 .525 bore slide.
  • Total weight is 3 lbs with valve section. 2.5 lbs with straight gooseneck.
  • Standard finish is: Satin lacquer on the valve section. Un-lacqueered polished nickel silver on all slide sections. Carbon fiber parts are matte finish with high luster on the inside of the bell.
  • 2 carbon fiber leadpipes, one short and one long matched and play tested to each horn included
  • Bi-threaded cork barrel takes both fine and course threads
  • Curved "Williams style" hand brace
  • Chrome plated nickel silver inner slides
  • All carbon fiber outer slide weighing 80 grams
  • Speedyflo water key
  • Carbon fiber 8 1/2" bell at .03 wall thickness for excellent response.
  • Carbon fiber tuning slides
  • Instrument Innovations rotary valve or straight gooseneck.
  • Protech gig bag with Butler logo
  • Magic cleaning wand and BERP bio lube

Instrument Innovations Tenor Rotary Valve plays more open than a traditional rotary valve without the extra wind required by an axial flow. Ball bearing technology allows lightning fast, smooth, and quiet operation. The pressure releases at half stroke with the venting system, which is only possible because of their precision machining. No lapping required. The rotor rides between bearings which eliminates the abrasion that causes the valve to lose seal.

The starting price with Intrument Innovations F valve C10, C9 or C8 configuration.) is $5,100

The starting price with straight gooseneck CIncluding Axe handel with Tran wooden thumb rest, Satellite counter weight and CF cover on neckpipe) is $4,100.

Options include:
  • Two piece cut bell with lightweight brass or 3D printed carbon fiber bell rings. -$250
  • Aditional straight gooseneck (interchangeable with valve section) with Axe Handel from Instrument Innovations and Satellite counterweight - $650
  • High luster finish on all carbon fiber parts- $250
  • Additional C9 slide section (.525/.547 dual bore slide wide or medium width) $1900
  • Additional C8 slide section (.525 bore slide medium width.) $1900
  • Choice of silver or gold plated metal parts - call for price

Our optional cut bell with lightweight 3D printed carbon fiber/nylon bell rings make our horns the ultimate traveling trombone!

You may also choose lightweght traditiopnal style brass bell rings.

Speedyflo waterkey, New and Improved!!!

We changed the shape of the lever to allow for water to drain much better to avoid the dreaded "pool" of water at the base of the lever. Butler Speedyflo © water key has a very large opening to allow for quick release of moisture. It does not change the flow of air through the tube as there is no "dimple" on the inside of the tube. It uses an O ring to seal the opening and has a curved shaped plunger that matches the inside wall of the tube. In addition it uses a compression spring for much longer spring life.

Carbon Fiber Leadpipes!

We build these with a very thin wall to allow for very fast response and great articulation. We offer two sizes for each bore size. Short and long versions. The short version has a wide open sound with very little resistance. The longer version is more focused with slightly more resistance. The threaded “nut” is 3D printed carbon fiber and is very durable. We offer these in course (Shires) or fine (Edwards) threads.

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