The Performance Boost of a

Formula 1 Car


...with a sound signature that also

‘plays well with others’

Blends perfectly in a section while infusing extra

presence & vibrance into your solo moments 

in any style, but especially Lead & Commercial 




  • Medium-Narrow Taper

  • Final Diameter: 135mm (5 ⅓")

Stem:  Yellow Brass  

Flare:  Phosphor Bronze

This bell is very easy to play on account of its fairly narrow taper.

The final flare diameter is slightly oversized compared to common trumpets, which helps give the sound a wider projection.

We can make the final bell diameter smaller (130mm / 5.12') if you wish, for a more directional sound.  If you don't have a strong preference, we do recommend keeping the design as-is, so that you get a broader sound for the same effort.  Your call.  Just let us know. 



  • Lightweight

  • Machined in Bronze


  • Lightweight

  • Machined in Bronze

  • 0.6mm (.024") wall thickness

This leadpipe stabilizes note targets and enriches your sound with a transparency that adds 

MORE of whatever you give it. 


Ships with 3 Slide Options:

  • Yellow Brass

  • Phosphor Bronze

  • Nickel Silver 

The tuning slide material greatly affects the sound and feel of the horn.  


Keep your favorite, and/or

purchase additional slides, if you find them useful as well.


Ships with multiple options:

Top Caps:

  • Light

  • Heavy

Bottom Caps

  • Light

  • Medium

  • Heavy Cap for 3rd valve 

Keep your favorite Top & Bottom Caps, and/or purchase 

additional caps, if you find them useful as well.

2020-12-18 - Lotus Trumpets Adam Rapa-66

If the majority of your playing happens in ensembles where you're not the only trumpet, this horn is one of the safest choices.

You'll get the luxurious playing benifits of a LOTUS, while effortlessly maintaining balance & blend within the section.


But please - DO NOT let your colleagues play the horn if you suspect them to be the jealous type.  That would certainly make it harder to to keep the peace.  It's best if they think you're working  just as hard as they are.  ;-)