|Conn-Selmer has announced that its C.G. Conn professional model 88H tenor and 62H bass trombones are available with the Greenhoe valve. Invented by instrument designer and professional trombonist, Gary Greenhoe, the Greenhoe valve, is a fully engineered, patented valve section that has been praised by professional trombonists throughout the world. The Conn/Greenhoe models join the original Conn tapered rotor and the CL2000 rotor, designed by Christian Lindberg.|
The Conn/Greenhoe model 88HTG is an open wrap trombone with an 8-1/2" rose brass bell and rose brass outer slide tubes. The preferred Conn .547" hand slide with fixed leadpipes and chrome plated nickel inner slides is standard, but optional hand slides with removable leadpipes are also available. The Conn 62HG features dual independent rotors, a 9-1/2" rose brass bell, and lightweight .562" hand slide with three interchangeable leadpipes. The outfits include genuine C.G. Conn mouthpieces and professional hard shell cases.
"The classic Conn trombone sound continues to be a favorite among professional trombonists," explains Tedd Waggoner, marketing manager for Conn-Selmer brass instruments. "Some after-market rotor systems detract from that sound, but the Greenhoe rotor can actually assist the player in developing a true focused sound."
"The Greenhoe valve resembles a traditional rotor with an exterior diameter slightly larger than a standard rotor," says Gary Greenhoe. "The travel of the sound path is very short through this valve, thus minimizing distortion. The rotor is machined from solid brass, which actually charges the sound path with a strong, focused, clean sound," Greenhoe continues. "Unique with the Greenhoe patented design is the completed bore through the rotor, with vented airways open during transition. These airways allow air to flow constantly without interruption or pressure buildup while playing."