This might very well be the most versatile trumpet on the planet for soloists due to the amazing variety of tone colors it produces
Played by Adam Rapa (with the Rapa 4-valve add-on)
Bell diameter: 140mm (5 ½")
Flare: Phosphor Bronze
The final bell flare diameter is oversized compared to common trumpets, which helps give the sound a wider projection and a richer core.
The Copper bell stem helps produce a wide range of tone colors (all the way from warm to bright) while the Phosphor Bronze flare increases projection and adds extra richness to the sound.
Machined in Bronze
Machined in Brass
0.9mm (.035") wall thickness
We machine our own leadpipes to ensure accuracy of proper taper and wall thickness.
This results in superior note targeting, accuracy and enriches your 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 (Brass is not recommended)
Can Ship with multiple options:
Heavy Cap for 3rd valve
Each trumpet comes with light weight top caps, medium bottom caps set and 1 heavy bottom cap
Our fantastic new bell design is the magic behind this very special LOTUS trumpet. Starting with a fairly narrow shape to the bell stem (same as the Classic & Universal models) it provides super easy note-slotting and incredible upper-register stability. Eventually the shape opens up to resemble our “MAX” bell, which broadens the sound incredibly.
The copper bell stem responds with a very warm, creamy tone at softer dynamics and it can take on almost a cornet-like sweetness. This makes it delightful for chamber playing and small group Jazz. But once you step on the gas, the bell shape asserts its nature and erupts into sonic fireworks!
The large phosphor bronze flare projects far and wide, easily filling any space with an enormous array of tone colors, even at a soft volume. If you use a lead mouthpiece, and perhaps also the nickel silver tuning slide instead of bronze, that makes a KILLING lead & commercial sound! And yet, this same horn paired with a deeper mouthpiece and the bronze tuning slide gives the listener such a warm hug that you’d never suspect it could also be such a potent flame-thrower.
This might very well be the most versatile trumpet on the planet for soloists, and it still does a great job of fitting into sections of standard-fare trumpets. This is Adam Rapa’s favorite model (Ashlin Parker too!) and it’s been catching on like wildfire for very good reason; the Solo model is a very special trumpet.