What trombones will the Wise Grip fit?
Large-bore tenor trombones and bass trombones:
- Bach 42 and 50 (and I’m sure 45 but I haven’t seen one in years)
- Conn 8H, 88H, 60H, 62H, 70H, 72H, 110H, 111H, 112H
- Shires any large bore tenor and bass
- Edwards any large bore tenor and bass
- Getzen any large bore tenor and bass
- Greenhoe / Schilke any large bore tenor and bass
- M & W any large bore tenor and bass
- Jupiter XO large bore tenor and bass
- Courtois large bore tenor
- Eastman large bore tenor and bass
- Yamaha Xeno tenor with wide slide, and bass
- Rath R4 with wide slide, and bass
NEW!! Small and medium bore trombones:
- Conn 4H, 5H, 6H, 10H, 12H, 30H, 32H, 24H, 100H, Director(The grip so far will fit any Conn small bore trombones with the “Victor” slide = full length cork barrels. It will not fit the older 4,5 and 6H trombones with the very shallow cork barrels. A few early 100H trombones had a Williams-style curved brace, and 48H Constellation had a curved hand brace — you don’t need a Wise Grip for those!)
- King 2B, 2B+, 3B, 3B+, Tempo, Cleveland
- Getzen 3508
- Shires Custom and Michael Davis
- Edwards T302
- Bach 6, 8, 12, 16, 36, TB600 student trombone, 39 alto trombone
- Olds any small bore slides with traditional brace and barrel
- XO Brass Fedchock models: 1634L-T, 1632RGL-LT
- Schilke ST31Y
- Yamaha Various student trombones: YSL 200, YSL 354, YSL 356 G, YSL 448 G, YSL 548 “Alllegro”, various professional jazz trombones
- Jupiter various student trombones
How are the grips made?
It’s a commercial 3D printing process. The manufacturer is in the Chicago area, and has great service, fit and finish and quality control. The turnaround is pretty fast too, so unless we get really swamped (we hope…) we should be able to keep a good stock of grips.
What is the material of the grips?
It’s commonly called Nylon 12. Our grips are made from a proprietary HP material called “HP 3D High Reusability PA 12”. It’s a powder that’s fed into industrial HP 3D printing machines. I’ve attached a spec sheet in case anyone is interested. It’s approved for skin contact, and has a host of industrial applications, and medical and surgical uses such as prostheses.