This page is for trombonists/gear-heads. Here is a list of the tools of my trade***:


Alto Trombone

Yamaha 871 Custom (’85)


Tenor Trombone

ACME Custom King 3B SilverSonic

Conn 32H (’52)

Conn 78H custom convertible

BAC Custom 32H slide

Conn 48H (’58) with 5G valve section

Conn 24H (’42)

Shires large bore 2YM/T47/Rotary


Bass Trombone

Yamaha 620G



Mack Brass 1150 Compensating


Bass Trumpet

Blessing M300

Josef Lidl Piston Bass Trumpet



Mack Brass 410CC

Besson 2-20 Eb



RMA Custom



I play and enthusiastically endorse Harrison Wedge Mouthpieces.

11C, Yamaha Nils Landgren (Wedge rim), 6.5AL, 5G, S59, Helleberg 7B, PT-50


Bass Guitar

Fender Jazz Bass (fretless)

EBMM Stingray 5

Kala U-Bass

Fender PJ Bass Special Edition

Jay Turser Beatle Bass


Tech Gear

AMT P808 Microphone w/ Q7 Mini wireless system (trombone) - Highly recommended!

Shure GLXD14/WB98H wireless system (trombone)

Shure PG14/PG185 wireless system (tuba)

Galaxy AS-900 in-ear monitors

Boss RC-300 loop station

Radial Bassbone DI (tuba & bass)

TC Electronic BG250-115 amp (tuba & bass)

Effect pedals by TC Electronic, Mooer, T-Rex, and MXR


For Sale - USED

Shure Beta 98H/C clip-on mic - $100

EHX Voice Box - $140

Digital Jamman Solo Looper - $100

Samson Airline 77 wind instrument system - $250

King 3B valve trombone - valve section only - $500


***disclaimer: having good equipment does not replace the need to practice (and practice, and practice!). These are just tools - they don’t work by themselves, so you have to know how to use them properly!

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