A while back, bass trombonist Gerry Pagano purchased a Wise Grip, and contacted us about some possible modifications. After some design consultation and a few prototypes, the new GP Wise Grip is ready and available for purchase.
The grip was designed specifically for Gerry’s GP Edwards bass trombone. We extended the barrel clasp a little further so that it covers the entire cork barrel all the way down to the trim ring. We also smoothed the contours and made the grip more streamlined.
The GP Wise Grip will fit any Edwards or Getzen large-bore tenor trombone or bass trombone perfectly, and after some trials, we discovered that it also fits Conn large-bore tenor trombones and bass trombones just as well.
Last week, Gerry gave the new design his thumbs up, and thought blue would be a nice color. We agree, the new GP Wise Grip will be a beautiful, deep sapphire blue. (The gray grip in the photo is a prototype).
The grip is a little more expensive to manufacture, the retail price will be $32.50, but for a limited time it will be available for the discounted price of $30.00 when you use the promo code 3rdtrombone.
We’re thrilled to be able to offer this newly designed Wise Grip to our Edwards and Conn customers, and we’ll be trying the grip on other instruments also (but we know it doesn’t work on Bach or Shires instruments, the regular large-bore Wise Grip is the one you want for those horns).