Egger Renaissance Sackbuts
Adolf Egger founded the company "Blechblas-Instrumentenbau Egger" in 1940. He built brass instruments in all sizes, from the trumpet to the tuba and made a respected name for himself in the Basel, Switzerland area.
Already as an apprentice in his father's shop, Rainer Egger was fascinated to learn about the way instruments function. Constantly looking for the "ideal" sound and optimal acoustic properties, he further developed the historical instruments with which his father had pioneered.
Today Rainer Egger heads a small team of exceptionally skilled employees, who are devoted to maintain the highest standards of quality. The experience with which Egger's instruments are made is based on countless experiments with various materials, bores, and construction methods. The collaboration with expert musicians and acousticians and the use of an acoustical measuring device allow him to continuously refine his instruments. All the knowledge thus obtained is also poured into the construction of piccolo and rotary-valved trumpets as well as bocals for modern, classical and baroque bassoons.
The Slokar sackbuts which have been developed together with Branimir Slokar and his Quartet are designed to enable an easy frequent change from the modern to the historical instrument. The shapes of the bells and the diameters of the tubes are authentic in the essential points as well. The concept however has been altered, so that the 4th slide position corresponds now with the bell rim, as it is usual for modern trombones. The manufacturing processes are the same for the Slokar and the standard models.
The MDC models are made according to historical manufacturing techniques. Through a preliminary treatment of the sheet metal serving as a point of departure, a metal structure similar to the molecular structure of historical sheet metal is attained, whereby the timbre of the finished instruments approaches still further that of historical instruments. Historical techniques are also applied at some points in the manufacture of the standard and the Slokar instruments, especially where the bell is concerned.
Egger Classical Trombones
Egger Classical Alto Trombone in Eb 440 or 430 Hz
Egger Classical bass trombone in F 440 or 430 Hz
Hard case for alto trombone - $220.00
*Due to currency fluctuations, prices may change without notice.
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