Adams TB1 Trombone: Build Your Own!

(1 review) Write a Review
25.00 LBS
Calculated at Checkout
  • All Yellow Brass 0.60 gauge bells with different valve options available: Open Flow Rotary, Axial, and Hagmann
  • L to R: Gold Brass, Sterling Silver, Red Brass with Nickel Flair. All 0.55 gauge bells.
  • Hagmann Valve
  • Rotary Valve
  • Axial Flow Valve
  • Tuning Slide options: Yellow Brass, Gold Brass, Red Brass, Sterling Sliver
  • Adams TB1 Trombone: Build Your Own!
  • Adams TB1 Trombone: Build Your Own!



The Adams TB1: Tenor Trombone for Symphonic and Solo Performance

The Adams TB1 is the newest piece of craftsmanship developed and fully handcrafted by the Adams Brass professionals. The Adams advantage is that you can design your trombone to match your preferences without it becoming an overwhelming process. Choose your bell materials, your tuning slide materials, and options for your handslide but have the confidence knowing that the design of the trombone is what you want and trust in an Adams trombone. The 1-piece hand-hammered yellow brass bell is made with the same precision as all other Adams Brass instruments, combining true artisanal skills with modern improved techniques. The open feel, deepness, and richness in sound, in combination with a smooth and quick handslide action, make the TB1 ideal for both symphonic and solo performance.

Trent Austin and Chris White discuss the Adams TB1 Trombone:



  • .547 bore, standard
  • .562/.547 dual bore available
  • Bell: 1-piece hand-hammered yellow brass bell, gold brass bell, or sterling silver bell- 217.5 mm
  • 2 piece red brass with nickel flair bell available
  • Wrap options: Open short wrap F attachment with open flow rotary valve, axial flow valve, or Hagman valve
  • Slide: Yellow Brass with nickel crook, Nickel with yellow brass crook
  • Main Tuning Slide: Reverse
  • Finish: Lacquered
  • Gauge: 0.60 mm, 0.55 mm

Need a new mouthpiece? Click HERE to check out our ACB Trombone Mouthpieces!




Other finishes or custom engravings available on request, contact us for details. For brushed/satin finishes please add a note to your order.


Want to know what we have in stock in terms of Adams in the shop, or have any questions about a custom order? Email us at, call us at 781-944-6247 or 816-410-0826!


If you have additional questions send us an email

Prior to ordering please check our Shipping and Returns policy.

If you have any questions please send us an email or give us a call at (816) 410-0826! We also offer several financing options.

Also note weight indicated in the ad is shipping weight not actual weight of instrument.

Austin Custom Brass, ACB, Trent Austin, For Sale, Chris White, Custom Brass Shop, Custom Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Baritone, Euphonium, Flugelhorn, Kansas City, KCMO, Adams, Adams trombone, Manchester Brass, Schagerl, JP Rath, Jupiter, Yamaha, Brasspire, Edwards, Getzen, King, Martin, Holton, Besson, Miraphone, Eastman, Amati, Olds, Conn, best trombone, cheap trombone, professional trombone, intermediate trombone, inexpensive trombone, BAC, B.A.C., Shires, student trombone, valve trombone, slide trombone, Bb trombone, B-flat trombone, alto trombone, bass trombone, double trigger, trigger trombone, F attachment, bass trombone, tenor trombone, Williams, custom trombonesWe have mouthpieces equivalent to Bach, Schilke, Yamaha, Dennis Wick, Doug Elliott, Marcinkiewicz, Curry, DEG, Bach 1G, Bach 1-1/2G, Bach 1.5G, Bach 2G, Bach 3G, Bach 4G, Bach 5G, Bach 5GS, Bach 6-1/2AL, Bach 6.5AL, Bach 6-3/4C, Bach 7, Bach 7C, Bach 11, Bach 11C, Bach 12C, Bach 15C, Yamaha 48, Yamaha 6-1/2AL, Schilke 60, Schilke 59, Schilke 52, Schilke 52D, Schilke 51, Schilke 51D, Schilke 50, Stork BT1, Stork BT1.5, Stork BT4, Stork BT4.5, Stork BT5, Marcinkiewicz 1, Marcinkiewicz 1.5G, Marcinkiewicz 1-1/2G, Marcinkiewicz 3, Marcinkiewicz 4, Marcinkiewicz 5, Marcinkiewicz 5G, Marcinkiewicz 5GW, Denis Wick 0AL, Denis Wick 1AL, Denis Wick 2AL, Denis Wick 3AL, Denis Wick 4AL, Denis Wick 4BL, Denis Wick 5AL, Denis Wick 5BL, Denis Wick 6AL, Denis Wick 6BL, Greg Black, Doug Elliott ST, Doug Elliott LT, Doug Elliott XT, Doug Elliott SB, Doug Elliott LB, Doug Elliott CB, Doug Elliott TU, Doug Elliott XL, Warburton 1, Warburton 2, Warburton 3, Warburton 4, Warburton 5, Warburton 6, Warburton 7, Warburton 8, Warburton 9, Warburton 10, Warburton 11, Warburton 12, Warburton 13, Warburton 14, Warburton 15, Helleberg 7B, Helleberg S, Schilke 62, Schilke 66, Schilke 67, Schilke 69C4, Yamaha 64, Yamaha 65, Yamaha 66, Yamaha 67

View AllClose

1 Review

  • 5
    Adams TB1 is a Great Trombone!

    Posted by John Morgan on 21st Jun 2019

    I was recently at the 2019 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Iowa City at the University of Iowa. One of the exhibitors was Adams Brass. In the booth were Trent Austin of Austin Custom Brass and Miel Adams of Adams Brass (Holland). Mostly on display were some very fine euphoniums and tubas. I am already the proud owner of an Adams E3 Custom Euphonium, and I knew Miel from the previous ITEC. While looking over the latest from Adams, Miel told me they had brought along a trombone, the Adams TB1. I played it and immediately my wife said, "That is the nicest sounding trombone I have ever heard you play!" I agreed. I really wasn't looking to buy a trombone, but I had to have this one. I am now the proud owner of an Adams TB1 trombone. This trombone plays remarkably easy. Whether a ballad, a march, a classical piece, it just sounds incredibly good and wonderful. The F section is the least stuffy of any horn I have ever played. I played a low Eb with trigger, and it was as free blowing as any note without trigger. The bell I got is gold brass. The slide is dual bore. The F wrap section (called open short wrap) is almost totally contained within the confines of the regular trombone, meaning the F tuning slide just barely sticks out past the main tuning slide, maybe an inch. This is because there is a very bendy section coming out of the rotor, which by the way, is called an Open Flow rotor. Sort of like the Edwards Alessi model with the bendy section, but more so. I currently own an Edwards T396-A trombone, and I am going to be selling it in favor of my new Adams TB1. The Adams is just that good of a horn. Trent Austin was a pleasure to do business with. This is the first time I have met him, although I knew from some on line forums about his relationship with Adams, and have been following what goes on at Austin Custom Brass. I highly recommend seeing these folks for any of the outstanding instruments coming out of Adams Brass in Holland. The instruments are superb. And the service and expertise of Trent and his folks at Austin Custom Brass are unparalleled.

View AllClose