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Courtois 602 T
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100% of reviewers $1,500.00 9.0


Tenor Trombone - Jazz - 602 T
Bb, bell material brass: 205 mm (8.07)
Bore: 12.90 mm (.508'')
Delivered with black moulded case and TB9 mouthpiece.
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Bore (inch): 0.508
Bell (inch): 8.070
Key: Bb
Bell material: Brass
Website: http://www.courtois-paris.com
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Review Date: 5/13/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,500.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Extremely clean, bright sound; easy horn to get around
Cons: None noted yet.

I'm a rebound player that has not picked up a horn in 20 mumble mumble years. My Yamaha YSL-643 was stolen way back so I was on the road to a new purchase. Got a Yamaha YSL-691 but the outer slide was twisted/warped (works with my sense of humor but not with a slide); got a Getzen 1050 and it played OK - not great for me as an unpracticed trombonist - and it had some issues with a bad finish. I tried this Courtois horn and immediately fell for it. Great smooth sound even with my largely unpracticed pucker. Very clean and easy to get a good tone when the others seemed somehow "harsher," "fuzzier," or harder to slot.

One weird thing - when you attach the bell and slide, it seems that the ferrule turns backwards: it turns the proper way - it's just on the slide and not the receiver as it is on most horns.

Wonderful case - I think it is a BAM or certainly something much like a BAM. Most sexy in a weird, trombone-case kind of way.

I give it two thumbs up!
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