the 52H is a dual bore.. .525 on the top tube and .547 on the bottom
A dual bore can work in jazz and big band, but if you're playing with a bunch of guys on smaller horns it will be hard to blend.
Consider a used King 3b, 2b, or even just a yamaha ysl-354. Can't go wrong.
I took a look at the Yamaha...seems nice but those Kings look amazing and got great reviews. I really dont have the money for a new one and i wish i did. Anyways would you really recomend the Yamaha? Even though its a student horn and also would it be good for jazz?
keep your eyes open on the trombone forum classifieds..
always horns for sale, usually by trombone players as opposed to people who have no idea what they are selling. Finding a 3B in your price range shouldn't be a problem.
the silver sonic horns are the same as the laquered brass horn, except that the bell is made of solid sterling silver and sometimes with some gold plating on the inside of the bell and on other parts of the bell section. I own a 4b silver sonic (.547 large Bore). 2b and 3b will be the small bore horns. 3b+ will be the medium bore (.525).
the only difference is the bell material...and as far as I know that's about it.
this is wierd i was just trying to figure the same thing out. I have a 52h too(great horn). I'm buying a denis wick mouthpiece but i can't decide between two modles: the 6BL and the 6BS. The only diference is that the 6BL is for a lare bore and the 6BS is for a medium bore. Wich one would fit a conn 52h?