Trombone size bugle - Trombugle
Trombone size bugle - Trombugle
John Sandhagen creation, upon Chris Tune request -
The trombone sized bugle, or "Trombugle" ; an overall view of the horn.  This horn is pitched in Eb.  This means that the bugle calls revolve around the major key of Eb major.  Most trumpets are pitched either in Bb or in C.  Trombones are based upon Bb, but an octave lower than the trumpet.
Overall view from the other side-
The trombone sized bugle, or "Trombugle"
This horn sounds like a mellow, low-pitched bugle.  It is roughly 3/4 of an octave lower than the typical Bb bugle, which is so familiar to us all.
John Sandhagen creation, upon Chris Tune request - The trombone sized bugle, or
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John Sandhagen creation, upon Chris Tune request - The trombone sized bugle, or "Trombugle" ; this is a more naturally lighted picture from the side, of this unique bugle.

John Sandhagen creation, upon Chris Tune request - The trombone sized bugle, or "Trombugle"; this is detail of the bracking and soldering that  John did to link together the parts of this bugle.
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John Sandhagen creation, upon Chris Tune request - </b>The trombone sized bugle, or
This shows how John heated and bent the nickel tubing to make a primitive, but effective crook out of the nickel tube section; the "crook" rests right on the six inch old trombone bellt - The trombone sized bugle, or "Trombugle"
I use this bugle with my kid's Cub Scout troop - playing traditional bugle calls is fun
and good for your brass-playing skills; Here is the detail around the top of the back crook and at the leadpipe
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Another overall view this time from above the horn. 
The trombone sized bugle, or "Trombugle"
This is what the trombugle looks like when you are on ACID!
Heh, heh!  Just joking. . .