The purpose for and meaning of B.A.C. has always been to preserve our dying craft. We strive to continue the tradition of American Artistry handed down by the great craftsmen of the past.
The Elliot Mason Custom Signature Series was designed and developed over eight years. Through the incredibly gifted talents of Elliot, combined with Mike Corrigan's innovative approach, we feel we have realized a horn that is truly groundbreaking.
Custom Classic Series:
Elegant in design with stunning acoustic attributes, our Custom Classic Series instruments are heavily influenced by the more popular "Classic Vintage" American models. These instruments are completely hand crafted by our skilled staff in Kansas City, MO. Featuring a hand-hammered, one-piece bell, our custom horns set the standard for resonance, complexity of tonal colors, and responsiveness. Our Custom Classic Models are offered with an incredibly wide range of options. From the many alloy choices available for bells, tuning slides, handslide tubes, and handslide crook materials, to a variety of weights and gauges, to bore sizes, tapers, and bend options. Everything is 100% hand-made, giving us the ability to design each horn with the customer's individual, and specific needs in mind. With trained ears and many years of experience, we are able to “prescribe” a set-up should you need help choosing the right formula.
Custom Paseo Series:
The Paseo Series is named after one of Kansas City’s oldest treasures, the main thoroughfare that cuts directly through the Historic Jazz District. The Custom Paseo Series horns are the newest addition to the B.A.C. line-up. Sharing the same attention to detail as our Custom Classic Series, the Paseo Series is also completely hand-made at our Kansas City facility. We have narrowed down two of our more popular options to create our first ever "Standard" model. The Paseo Series is sure to become exactly that in the coming years: the new "Standard" in modern jazz trombones.
Paseo Model Specs:
Available with a Custom Model 6 Light-Weight Yellow Brass Bell - (Choice of 7.75” or 8”)
Yellow Brass Handslide with Nickel Silver Elliptical Handslide Crook (Choice of .500” - .508” Dual .500/508” Bore)
B2 Yellow Brass Leadpipe
Yellow Brass Tuning Slide
Nickel Silver neck pipe
B.A.C. Custom Trombone Component Choices:
ALLOY OPTIONS: (one piece bells)
Heavy Gauge (0.032") Yellow Brass
Standard Gauge (0.025") Yellow Brass
Lightweight Gauge (0.020") Yellow Brass
Lightweight Gauge Red Brass
Lightweight Gauge Gold Brass
Standard Gauge Copper
Heavy Gauge Copper
Elliot Mason Bell - (Two Piece) Bell Flare Options
Small Bore Model 4
Small Bore Model 6
Hybrid Bore Elliot Mason Signature Series
Large Bore Tenor Model O
Large Bore Tenor Model R
Bass Trombone Model R
Bass Trombone Model W
Outer Slide Materials
Handslide Crook Alloys
BORE OPTIONS: (straight or dual bore)
.491".500".508".525".547".562"Main Tuning Slides:
ALLOY OPTIONS: (seamless tube)
Yellow BrassGold BrassNickel SilverCopperSeamed Tube OptionsHeavy Gauge Yellow BrassStandard Gauge Yellow BrassHeavy Gauge Phosphor BronzeStandard Gauge Gold Brass
K - Rounded Radius P - Bend (asymmetric) W - Dual Radius
Yellow BrassNickel SilverCopper
Our B.A.C. Custom Large Bore trombones come in two variations, and with a variety of configurations. These horns are available without a valve, with single, or double valve configurations. It is recommended that a 'fixed bell' configuration will provided the best results for a musician, however 'convertible' bell set up is available.
- Model R
- Larger bell taper designed to provide a full rich, powerful sound. The R Mandrel allows for rich complex colors and crisp articulations. Designed by the original Olds Craftsmen in California, this original tool developed with George Roberts back in the 1950's. There are a wide variety of settings this bell would suit well, depending on alloy choice and bell diameter, from commercial to symphonic situations.
- Model O
- A more narrow taper, this bell provides a beautiful blend between vintage instruments produced in Mt. Vernon, NY and the famous vintage symphonic trombones produced in Elkhart, IN back in the 1950's. This unique taper lends for a symphonic section player, and provides a beautiful classical solo voice.