The Trombone Bushing/Shim Kit provides an extra pair of bushings with screws and seven shims of various thicknesses for use with the Neotech Trombone Grip™ (sold separately).
It's great for musicians who have a second instrument and want to use the Trombone Grip™ with it. The bushing remains on the instrument so you can move the grip to a second instrument in a matter of seconds. The kit is available in three options: Straight Brace, Straight Gusseted Brace or Curved Brace. Select the option that's right for you!
|Stock #||Trombone Bushing/Shim Kit Style||Color||MSRP|
|5001222||Straight Gusseted Brace||Black||$10.95|
Start by making sure that your Trombone Bushing/Shim Kit contains the following items:
Bushing for Curved, Straight Gusseted OR Straight Tube (x2)
Bushing Screws (x4)
Bushing Shims (x7) (3 thicknesses)
Before closing the hinge on the bushing, soak it in hot water for about a minute. This will help the hinge to flex more readily
Test fit the bushing around the slide to see how snugly it fits. You may notice that your instrument fits differently at the front and back ends of the bushing.
Starting with the thinnest shims first, test fit the bushing until you can close it around the slide snugly. It does not need to be particularly tight, just snug enough to avoid slipping. Check the front end and the back end of the bushing to assure a good fit, selecting shims as necessary.
Notice that the slide on the left requires a very thin shim while the slide on the right requires a thicker shim. Be sure to check both ends of the bushing, as different shims may be required at the opposite end.
1. To apply the shim(s) to the bushing, lay the bushing on a table with the inside facing up. Peel the release liner from the adhesive on the shim.
2. Align the center of the shim to the center of the bushing. Also make sure that the edge of the shim is aligned with the edge of the bushing. Press the center of the shim to the bushing to tack it in place.
3. Next, carefully close the bushing. Working from the tacked center of the shim, work around the circumference of the bushing, pressing the shim in place to adhere it to the bushing.
Shown: Bushing with both shims in place. It's now ready to be applied to the instrument.
Place the bushing (with shims applied) around the support tube on the trombone slide. Use two (2) bushing screws to secure it in place. Be careful not to over-tighten the screws.
The Neotech Trombone Grip comes with the hand grip already attached to the grip clamp. We recommend using this as a starting position to get a sense of what adjustments, if any, may need to be made to achieve a comfortable playing position.
1. To fasten the hand grip to the bushing, position the tab on the bushing into the slot on the hand grip, then rotate the hand grip as shown until the grip clamp "clicks" into place. Note: It may be necessary to adjust the hand grip position at this point if the hand grip interferes with any of your trombone braces. Place the left hand into the hand grip. Adjust the tension on the neoprene back strap for the most comfortable and secure fit.
2. To remove the hand grip from the instrument for transport or storage, place your thumb along the grip clamp and press away from the instrument.
3. Rotate the hand grip as shown to disengage it from the instrument. The slide can now be placed in your instrument case as usual. The hand grip can be placed in an accessory compartment, or wrapped in a Neotech TriPac (sold separately) to be stored in the instrument's bell.