Buying Guides

There are many things to consider when buying a Trombone as their playing characteristics vary more than almost any other instrument - from an agile small bore jazz instrument right through to a powerful large bore dual rotor Bass Trombone. Consequently the range and diversity of different specifications is mind boggling. I've therefore highlighted some of the key areas to consider when choosing your instrument. There are various contradictory theories/arguments regarding the many options available, so my aim is to cover what these are rather than recommend one make/model above another. In all honesty, your choice will be primarily driven by the style of music you predominantly play and the standard you are playing at.

Roland and Yamaha offer a fantastic drumming experience with their TDK and DTX series respectively, although these do come with a price tag. Roland kits inparticular come with their SuperNatural sound engine, which offers probably the most realistic drum sound on the market. If you’re just beginning or it’s only for practice, though, I wouldn’t advise spending so much on the electric kit. If however you’re an advanced player who’s looking for something portable to gig with that sounds great, I’d recommend the Roland TD-11K or Yamaha DTX532 kits.