Any LOTUS Trumpet can be made with the
Rapa 4-Valve configuration,
so you’re free to choose whatever sound you like and still gain access to a whole new dimension of playing
This is the only 4-valve solution that’s as comfortable to hold as a 3-valve trumpet.
Consisting of 3 pistons and 1 rotor, it’s a superior solution for the 4-valve trumpet, designed by Adam Rapa. Controlling the rotary valve trigger with your left thumb is incredibly easy, and feels like 2nd nature in no time.
(Just play your preferred scale studies down in that range, slowly and with metronomic precision, and it'll come surprisingly fast.)
The 4th-valve tubing wraps snugly around the valve block, keeping the horn perfectly balanced, and doesn’t require you to change your grip. Holding this horn feels totally natural and comfortable.
This design is a total game-changer for anyone looking to expand their range and gain access to the wealth of music written for many other instruments, and open up a world of new creative possibilities.
Once you’ve spent some time with this type of 4-valve trumpet, you’ll probably never want to go back!