Unlike the Stegeman bar, the Bullet Brace does not require heat or the use of a gas torch to install, so there is no chance of weakening the structure of the horn during installation. Additionally, a technician is not required for the installation, and the position can be easily adjusted afterwards. The Bullet Brace is machined out of solid aluminum, and is installed on the bell brace. These features help maintain the sound qualities of your instrument without dampening the its natural vibrations.
Wanting to make this bar something that every trombonist could attach to their trombone without the use of a torch was one of the goals Edwards set when they designed the Bullet Brace. To make something that would fit every player regardless of their hand size and eliminate the most stress while improving the players comfort was a large challenge to say the least. It took a few prototypes but the final design was a two-piece design that allows the player to mount the Bullet to the lower bell brace near the bell. The Bullet is mounted with the same allen wrench that works on the axial flow valve.
The "C" brace fits Edwards, Getzen, most Shires and some Courtois instruments (though Shires TruBore instruments have not yet been tested). The bullet portion is cut to fit the slightly smaller (diameter) bell brace tube used on these models.
The Bullet Brace can be adjusted left or right, up or down on the bell stay to wherever the individual should desire. A black delrin rod is installed on the bar and can be left alone or a black piece of round foam (included) can be fitted for greater comfort. -the manufacturer/cdp