Trombone Rental


RentalInstrument.com offers high quality trombones for rent or purchase at low prices.

RentalInstrument.com’s trombone offers high quality and durability for the beginning and intermediate student. The most important part of the trombone is the slide and the RentalInstrument.com’s trombone slide is far superior to any student model trombone I have tried before. The bell is also fine quality, with excellent resonance. Overall this is a great value for all students who want a great sounding instrument at a great price.

Vinnie NobileTrombone player and instructorNew England Conservatory

Trombone Video Demonstration

Watch as professional classical and jazz trombonist Vinnie Nobile compares the sound quality of a RentalInstrument.com trombone with a professional trombone costing many hundreds of dollars more.

About the Trombone

Part of the brass family, the trombone generates a sound when the air column inside, creates vibrations produced by the player’s lips.

The trombone is typically identified by its long slide which the player uses to change the pitch. Bent into an “S” shape, the trombone is composed of a brass tube. The trombone player can extend the air column’s length and lower the pitch using the slide.

The most popularly used trombones are the bass and tenor trombones, which directly correspond to the bass and tenor trumpets.

Before the 18th century, the trombone was not called a trombone. Its name was the “sackbut”, originating in England. In the 15th century, the trombone was found being used all over Europe in concerts and outdoor celebrations. Many famous composers were writing music for the trombone during this period, including Claudio Monteverdi and Giovanni Gabrieli. Later, George Frederic Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach began to include the trombone in their repertoire. In the 18th century, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn would begin featuring the instrument , including two trombone duets from Mozart. Like the saxophone, the military bands were provided with bass trombones and kept them until the first world war. It was then that the orchestral musicians adopted the trombone for themselves.

Today, the trombone is usually found in concert bands, marching bands, symphony orchestras and big bands. They are also very common in salsa, meringue, swing, jazz, rock, and ska music. Famous Trombonists include Al Pinard, Barry Rogers, Jonathan Arons, Alex Henderson.

Trombone Care Tips

The following care tips will ensure that your trombone stays in excellent condition.

  • Keep your tuning slide lubricated with slide grease and move the tuning slides as often as you can. They can get stuck from corrosion if they are not moved every so often.
  • Always keep the trombone in its case when it is not being used.
  • Do not use extremely hot water to wash the mouthpiece or instrument.
  • Avoid getting the corks and felts wet. Using liquid soap is the best way to go.
  • Prevent the hand slide from banging into stands and such by holding the trombone vertically.
  • Use a soft cloth to remove fingerprints off of the outside of the trombone.