The flugabone was a popular design among brass players in the 1970's and early 1980's, combining the response and feel of the valve trombone with the warmth of the flugelhorn. Originally designed as a marching instrument it was often used in commercial settings, such as jazz and latin/salsa (salsa legends Willie Colon and Ruben Blades made numerous recordings with the flugabone) as well as classical genres, often in the bass trumpet role, and has made a recent resurgence among brass players in a wide range of settings (for example, New Orleans-style brass bands).
The Lake City FLB415 flugabone features a .492" bore, 8.7" bell (with a taper that allows it to use standard tenor trombone mutes), all-yellow brass bell and body construction, 3rd valve tuning slide ring, water keys on the main crook and 3rd tuning slide, 3 top-sprung stainless steel valves and is available in either clear lacquer or unlacquered finishes. The FLB415 responds and slots easily, with a timbre that balances warmth and clarity; the upper register access is particular solid on this instrument. It is a blast to play and is a great option for the player looking to explore a different and unique timbre, add an accessible valve option to their repertoire or have a compact and portable low brass option for travel or gigs! Comes with fabric-covered hardshell case and mouthpiece.
Bore Size: .492"
Bell Size: 8.7"
Bell Alloy: Yellow Brass
Body Alloy: Yellow brass leadpipe, tuning slides and valve casings
Valve Setup: 3 top-sprung stainless steel valves
Mouthpiece: 6 1/2AL, semi-conical cup
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