Thein Contrabass Universal Model

THEIN BRASS

These fine instruments were conceived and first created by master craftsmen Heinrich and Max Thein. The Thein brothers embody a fervent commitment to excellence that is present in all of their products.

CRAFTED TO PERFECTION

Absolute precision and pure inspiration are realized down to the last millimeter. Old-world techniques such as hand-hammering are employed alongside the latest technological developments, summoning the ideal sound for each model of instrument.

World-Class Brass

The sound of Thein brass instruments echo far beyond the Bremen workshop, beckoning elite artists. Do you hear the call?

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Product List

Tenor Trombones

  • 1 Thein Classic-Valve, Slides in gold brass
  • bell in THEIN Kruspe-Style Metal Ø 210/215/220 (81/3″, 81/2″, 82/3″)
  • nickel-silver Kranz with shell ornaments
  • tuning slide in yellow brass G1
  • nickel-silver slide 13,4 (0.528″) or 13,9 (0.547″)
  • water key in “Super Sound” quality
  • changeable leadpipe
  • lacquered

Extras

  • cut bell
  • long water key
  • hand support
  • 1 Hagmann valve; valve slides in gold brass
  • bell in Thein Kruspe-Style metal Ø 210/215/220 (8 1/3″, 8 1/2″, 8 2/3″)
  • bell with nickel silver Kranz 35 mm and shell ornaments
  • yellow brass tuning slide G1A with acorn
  • nickel silver slide 13,9 (0.547″)
  • water key in super sound quality
  • changeable leadpipe
  • lacquered

Extras

  • cut bell
  • snake ornament per side (on tuning slide or hand slide)
  • long water key
  • hand support
  • 1 Hagmann valve; valve slides in gold brass
  • bell in yellow brass Ø 210/215 (81/3″, 81/2″)
  • yellow brass tuning slide G1A with acorn
  • nickel silver slide 13,9 (0.547″)
  • water key in Super Sound Quality
  • changeable leadpipe
  • lacquered

Extras

  • bell in gold brass
  • bell in Thein Kruspe-style metal
  • Kranz at the bell
  • cut bell
  • tuning slide in gold brass
  • tuning slide in Thein Kruspe-style metal
  • snake ornament per side (on tuning slide or hand slide)
  • long water key
  • hand support
  • 1 open flow valve in yellow brass
  • bell in yellow brass Ø 215 (81/2″) with cut bell
  • reversed tuning slide with Belcanto balancer
  • yellow brass slide 13.9 (0.547″) with nickel silver tubes
  • water key in yellow brass
  • changeable leadpipe
  • lacquered

Extras

  • bell in gold brass
  • bell in Thein Kruspe-style metal
  • Kranz at the bell
  • long water key
  • hand support
  • thumb support
  • 1 Hagmann valve
  • bell in yellow brass Ø 215 (8 1/2″)
  • tuning slide in yellow brass with Balancer
  • nickel silver slide 13.9 (0.547″)
  • water key in “Super Sound Quality”
  • changeable leadpipe
  • lacquered

Extras

  • bell in gold brass
  • bell in Thein Kruspe-style metal
  • cut bell
  • Kranz at the bell
  • long water key
  • hand support
  • thumb support
  • 1 Hagmann valve
  • bell in yellow brass Ø 215 (81/2″)
  • reversed tuning slide in yellow brass with balancer
  • yellow brass slide 13.9 (0.547″) with nickel silver tubes
  • water key in yellow brass
  • changeable lead pipe

Extras

  • bell in gold brass
  • bell in Thein Kruspe-style metal
  • cut bell
  • Kranz at the bell
  • long water key
  • hand support
  • thumb support

Includes options for rotary valves, Hagmann valves, Thayer valves, and changeable Quart valves. Ask for prices.

  • Silver-plated – $345
  • Gold-plated – $465
  • “Super light” case for tenor trombone in nylon – $745
  • Case for cut bell tenor trombone in nylon – $785
  • Barock bell, lacquered – $2,085
  • yellow brass lacquered French rim – $2,085
  • gold brass lacquered French rim – $2,315
  • Kruspe metal with nickel silver Kranz lacquered – $2,685
  • yellow brass lacquered French rim – $1,399
  • gold brass lacquered French rim – $1,645
  • Kruspe metal with nickel silver Kranz lacquered – $2,125
  • yellow brass lacquered – $1,185
  • gold brass lacquered – $1,345
  • ice-plated – $1,265
  • Thein Kruspe-style metal lacquered – $1,575
  • Hagmann cap (heavy) – $195
  • Hagmann cap (light) – $125
  • Massive silver leadpipe – $675
  • Upgrade to cut bell – $485
  • Upgrade bell to gold brass – $235
  • Upgrade bell to Thein Kruspe-style metal – $575
  • Kranz at the bell – $115
  • Upgrade to long water key – $899
  • Upgrade tuning slide to gold brass – $145
  • Upgrade tuning slide to Thein Kruspe-style metal – $335
  • Add thumb rest – $199
  • Add hand rest – $335
  • Snake ornamentation on hand slide or tuning slide – $435 each side
  • Shell ornamentation at the Kranz – $155
  • Flower engraving at the Kranz – $645
  • Upgrade full trombone to gold brass – ask for price

Bass Trombones

  • 2 Hagmann valves, valve slide in gold brass
  • bell in gold brass Ø 250 (9 27/32″)
  • tuning slide in gold brass
  • nickel-silver slide 13,9/14,4mm (0.547″/0.567″)
  • changeable leadpipe
  • lacquered

Extras

  • bell in Thein Kruspe-style metal
  • Kranz at the bell
  • cut bell
  • long water key
  • snake ornaments per side (at tuning slide or hand slide)
  • thumb support
  • hand support
  • 2 Hagmann valves, valve slide in gold brass
  • bell in Thein Kruspe-style metal with 10mm Kranz Ø 250 (9 27/32″)
  • changeable bell with cut bell
  • tuning slide in Thein Kruspe-style metal with “Thein”-snake engravings
  • nickel-silver slide: 13,9/14,4 (0.547″/0.567″)
  • hand support
  • changeable leadpipe
  • lacquered
  • 2 Hagmann valves, valve slides in yellow brass
  • bell in yellow brass Ø 240 (91/2″) with French rim
  • reversed tuning slide in yellow brass
  • yellow brass slide 14,4mm (0.567″) with nickel silver tubes
  • changeable leadpipe
  • lacquered

Extras

  • bell in gold brass
  • bell in Thein Kruspe-style metal
  • Kranz at the bell
  • shell ornaments at the Kranz
  • cut bell
  • long water key
  • snake ornaments per side (at tuning slide or hand slide)
  • Belcanto tuning slide
  • additional G-bow
  • additional Gb-bow 
  • hand support
  • thumb support
  • ​2 Hagmann valves, valve slides in yellow brass with acorn
  • bell in Thein Kruspe-style metal with 10mm Kranz Ø 240 (9 1/2″)
  • changeable bell with cut bell
  • reversed tuning slide in yellow brass
  • yellow brass slide 14,4mm (0.567″) with nickel silver tubes
  • hand support
  • changeable leadpipe
  • lacquered

Extras

  • long water key
  • snake ornaments per side (at tuning slide or hand slide)
  • thumb support
  • 2 new valves, valve slides in yellow brass
  • bell in yellow brass Ø 240 (91/2″) with French rim
  • reversed tuning slide in yellow brass
  • yellow brass slide 14,4mm (0.567″) with nickel silver tubes
  • changeable leadpipe
  • lacquered

Extras

  • bell in gold brass
  • bell in Thein Kruspe-style metal
  • Kranz at the bell
  • shell ornaments at the Kranz
  • cut bell
  • long water key
  • snake ornaments per side (at tuning slide or hand slide)
  • Belcanto tuning slide
  • additional G-bow
  • additional Gb-bow
  • hand support
  • thumb support
  • 2 rotary valves
  • Slides in yellow brass
  • Acorn on valve slides
  • Changeable bell in Thein-Kruspe-Style Metal
  • Bell with Kranz and screw ring
  • Yellow brass reversed tuning slide with Belcanto Balancer
  • Hand rest
  • Silver-plated – $345
  • Gold-plated – $465
  • case for bass trombone in nylon – $745
  • flat case for cut bell bass trombone – $785
  • yellow brass bell, lacquered, French rim – $2,085
  • gold brass bell, lacquered, French rim – $2,315
  • Kruspe-bell with Kranz lacquered – $2,685
  • yellow brass bell, lacquered, French rim – $1,399
  • gold brass bell, lacquered, French rim – $1,645
  • Kruspe-bell with Kranz lacquered – $2,125
  • yellow brass, lacquered – $1,185
  • gold brass, lacquered – $1,345
  • Kruspe brass, lacquered – ask for price
  • Hagmann cap (heavy) – $195
  • Hagmann cap (light) – $125
  • Massive silver leadpipe – $675
  • Upgrade to cut bell – $485
  • Upgrade bell to gold brass – $235
  • Upgrade bell to Thein Kruspe-style metal – $575
  • Kranz at the bell – $115
  • Upgrade to long water key – $899
  • Upgrade tuning slide to gold brass – $145
  • Upgrade tuning slide to Thein Kruspe-style metal – $335
  • Add thumb rest – $199
  • Add hand rest – $335
  • Snake ornamentation on hand slide or tuning slide – $435 each side
  • Shell ornamentation at the Kranz – $155
  • Flower engraving at the Kranz – $645
  • Upgrade entire trombone to gold brass – ask for price

Other Trombones

Trumpets

  • Standard water key
  • Yellow brass bell
  • Trigger 3rd valve slide
  • Water key at the 3rd valve slide
  • Changeable leadpipe
  • Raw polished
  • Silver plate on yellow brass
  • 3 piston valves
  • Bell: 122mm with Mainzer rim
  • Changeable bell system
  • 2 water keys
  • Changeable leadpipe
  • 4 piston valves
  • Leadpipe for Bb
  • Leadpipe for A with bell off 100 mm
  • 1 heavy cap on 4th valve slide
  • Trigger on 4th valve slide

Optional Extras:

  • G Set, silver-plated – $1,710
  • 4 piston valves
  • 4 heavy caps on valve slides
  • Bell: 100 mm
  • Trigger on 1st valve slide
  • Trigger on 4th valve slide
  • Silver Plating
  • Silver-plated – $320
  • Gold-plated – $390
  • Lacquered – $345
  • Fine silver – $555
  • 24-carat gold plating with silver plating underneath – $1,625
  • “Super Sound“ gold plating – $1,905
  • Upgrade bell to gold brass – $215
  • Upgrade bell to Thein Kruspe metal – $575
  • Upgrade bell to bronze – $310
  • Kranz at the bell end – $85
  • Changeable bell system – $436
  • Screw ring – $485
  • Vienna high C key (standard) – $190
  • Extra high A key (standard) – $190
  • Hand-forged “Super Sound” water key – $255
  • Hand-forged “Super Sound” Vienna high C key – $400
  • Hand-forged “Super Sound” extra high A key – $400
  • Water key at the 3rd valve slide – $49
  • Kappe with sterling silver sound pearls – $115
  • Hand guard with sound pearls – $135
  • Extra leadpipe – $410
  • Double trigger on 1st and 3rd valve slides – $260
  • Pitchfinder – $860
  • “Super Klang” gold plating for piccolo – $1,535

* Listed prices are 2020 prices and are subject to change by the manufacturer.

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