The Brass Exchange is your trusted resource where you can buy, sell & trade used trombones and other brass instruments. We have S.E. Shires trombones and parts in stock and will be happy to custom fit you with the optimal set-up. We also stock brass accessories like Cronkhite leather trombone cases, gig bags, Yamaha slide lubricant, mutes, metronomes, tuners, mouthpieces, cases, and brass instrument supplies. We do our best to ship your orders quickly and at the lowest cost. Be sure to check our Shop Tab, All Brass page for the latest arrivals of intruments. Cases and accessories can be found on the same Shop Tab. If you are looking for an instrument and would like trade-in one or more others that you currently have call us today and we will guide you through the process. We ship used trombones worldwide, please contact us by phone or email for international shipping quotes, or any other questions you may have. Thanks for visiting our website. We hope that your experience here is positive.

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2016 Video Comparison of Bach 12GLT vs. Shires 2GLW .500 Bore


  • Hi Doug! The Conn 6H is everything I hoped it would be. The horn is GREAT! Best of all, everything arrived safely. Thank you for packing it excellently. Count me as one of your very happy customers. I will certainly be ordering from you again! Connor

  • I just wanted to thank you so much for the King 2B!! It really is a beautiful horn in superb condition...it really looks new. Thank you so much for spending the time to talk to me and make me feel comfortable with everything. David Saxon NSW, Australia

  • ..Got to put the horns through their paces the last few days, they are great. The Eastman plays well, and the Conn is just what I was looking for. Thanks for the cases, too, and the copy of your CD.... Thanks, Mike Lawson, Dallas

  • Can't say enough.. Brass Exchange is THE place to go.. Just picked up an incredible Shires setup from Doug. He's a VERY good trombone player that plays every horn that comes in.. play test any setup that you ask for... Eddie Clark, Memphis, TN

  • Hi Doug i received the bag yesterday (Cronkhite Red Leather)- better then imagined. i am really happy with it. looking forward to taking it to my first gig. thank you for that, and your record too. i really enjoy listening to it.. Beni, Switzerland

  • It goes without saying that I am happy camper. Thank you for your knowledge, and willingness to share it. I know which side my bread is buttered on, and rest assured I will seek your out for further trombone needs, Don Good

  • Doug, The trombone is fantastic. (Bach 42B 1970's) It plays wonderfully and sounds great. haven't been able to put it down since it came! Thanks again for letting me come to your home to play some horns and for sending me this great horn. Shane B. Iowa

  • ..whoever does your slide work is amazing...the previous guy that I went to is no where near the caliber of your shop! Anonymous happy customer

  • Doing business with The Brass-Exchange was quick and easy! The communication was very fast between Doug and I and the descriptions were extremely accurate. I love my new horn and will definitely do more business in the future with The Brass-Exchange!

  • I must admit I had my doubts/worries about shopping online for a trombone but this has been the best instrument purchase in my professional career. Thank again, Clair Socci, Coopersburg, PA

  • Within two weeks of sending my horn to Doug, we had a purchase. I had a totally positive experience with Doug and I highly recommend "The Brass Exchange". Nelson Hinds, Denver Area Freelancer, Arranger, Composer

  • I just unwrapped my new (old) Bach 36G LT from Doug at the Brass Exchange. The instrument is great, a pleasure to play, exactly what I was looking for and the service I received was fantastic... Rob - Western Australia

  • Hi Doug, just wanted to let you know that I got the horn tonight and played it quite a bit. It is not only visually stunning, but such a joy to play. Amazing piece, thanks for everything. Michael G. , New Jersey

  • Hi Doug, I've been playing the Conn 6H for about a month now and can safely say........... Wow!!!! I'm in love, looks so damn pretty and plays even better. The ease of playability and the sound that it produces. Thank you so much. Connor M. Australia

  • The Brass Exchange has one of the best selections of top-notch used trombones in the web. The descriptions and pictures are spot on. Customer service is top-notch. .. rare Bach 36 New York Trombone, Luis A Flores Jr Miami, Florida

  • ..6H and my 88H slide arrived in good shape. The slide seems to be perfect, as one would expect from a brand new item. As you understand, we are both very pleased with our purchases. It is a pleasure doing business with you! Bjørn O. Bergholtz Norway

  • I absolutly LOVE the Lt12G I bought from you. This horn sings ... tone quality is great. The slide is perfect. What did you lube it with? It`s been 2 weeks of heavy playing and I haven`t had to touch it yet!!! Dave , Rochester, NY

  • Thanks again for all of your help and I really enjoyed just talking with you. You made the whole experience enjoyable and made me feel like I`d known you for years. Dave DeWitt

  • Got the horn this morning and it sounds/feels great--squeals out the F's and G's no problemo, got your CD--pretty hip tracks man! Thanks for the copy! ...trombonists in the market for a new/different horn I'll be sure to send them your way. Wesley, SC

  • I received the trombone (Bach 42G) in good order. It is exactly as described. What a great instrument to play! I’m very happy with the purchase. Thank you very much for the good service and for the excellent CD. Nico, United Kingdom

  • I received the 1950's HN White King 2B Liberty on time! The horn is beautiful and just what I wanted. I can't wait to get back to school and play in our jazz bands with it. Thank you for your awesome quartet CD! I'll make sure to recommend your shop- Zach

  • Hello Doug, The check arrived today for my father in law's two trombones. Thank you very much for you service in selling these instruments. It is greatly appreciated. We will be using your shop again in the future for the trombone he is currently still

  • Thanks for the quick deposit into my paypal account- I was able to order my new mic lickety-split! I am still very interested in selling the Olds now, since I am going to keep that Buescher brass true tone, so keep me posted...... Thanks again for all o

  • hi doug..faust here....well im finally getting to own the horn...a nice instrument...so much space in it ...not at all like the 2b .... the 6h is just so freeing....such an easy horn to play doug...lovely. thanks doug for giving me an honestly superior

  • .the slide action is simply out of this world, I salute you with affection and I thank you again for everything you have done for me , Valter, Italy

  • Thanks for suggesting such a great horn. I am really pleased with my choice. Bruce H. Bellingham, WA

  • We looked long and hard for a vintage horn and you understated how great it is, Bach 12, absolutely love it, customer for Life, Jerry K, Joliet, IL.

  • Thank you so much, I love that slide. I am totally 100% satisfied. Mike Rinta, Recording Artist, San Francisco

  • "I'd recommend the Brass Exchange to anybody, anytime." Roland Barber, Award Winning Jazz Recording Artist

  • I'm playing lead trombone in our schools jazz band.. just wonderful. I really feel like this will last me well past college. Michael, Atlanta, GA


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