A large and distinctive sound with lots of shine and a warm mid-range. The Silver Flare offers a truly unique and sweet trumpet sound.
Ideal for Jazz and Contemporary soloists.
LOTUS Artists performing with this instrument:
This is a truly unique and sweet trumpet sound. As with every LOTUS trumpet, it's incredibly stable, but there’s an added level of flexibility and a different range of colors from the rest of our line. A common response from our Jazz improvising friends is that they final have a horn that puts everything into one instrument. Note bending in both directions (see Printup videos), dark and creamy tone color for Ballads, full throated joy for a shout-chorus and bright/zippy punch for horn section work is all there. All of this is due to the magic combination of the Nickel Silver leadpipe and Sterling Silver bell.
This horn is not recommended for Lead players (not due to range issues but to tone color and "blow/feel"). Orchestral players in a modern music ensemble or those appearing as a soloist might love the Silver Flare, but we do not recommend this model if the player is required to blend with more conventional sounding trumpets in a section context.
Of all the people who fell in love when we unveiled this model at ITG '19, Marcus Printup is the one that we were most excited about. Having such a well-rounded and soulful player choose one of our horns to define his voice is a very gratifying honor, and this horn's distinctive blend of warm fatness in the core surrounded by an icy sheen really fits his voice perfectly.
Medium large taper
Bell diameter: 140mm (5 1/2")
This is the only bell we produce with an oversized flare of pure Silver, and it has a very different sound signature as a result.
The silver flare expands the boundaries beyond a normal trumpet sound.
As Marcus Printup's gorgeous playing conveys so well, the best way to describe this tone is that it’s sweet & juicy; rich & thick and also very shiny at the same time.
Machined in Bronze
Machined in Nickel Silver
0.9mm (.0235") wall thickness
We machine our own leadpipes to ensure accuracy of proper taper and wall thickness.This results in superior note targeting, accuracy and a richer sound.
Available with 3 slide Options
The tuning slide material greatly affects the sound and feel of the horn.
Each trumpet comes with 2 slides of your choosing. Ships standard with Bronze and Nickel Silver.
Ships with multiple options
Heavy Cap for 3rd valve
Each trumpet comes with light weight top caps, medium bottom caps and 1 heavy bottom cap