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
Final Diameter: 137mm (5.39")
Optional 130mm (5.12")
Stem: Yellow Brass
Flare: Phosphor Bronze
This bell is very easy to play, on account of its fairly narrow taper. The brass bell-stem gives the sound a traditional tone-color palate, while the phosphor bronze flare sprinkles fairy-dust on everything; enriching the your tone at every volume.
The final flare diameter is also slightly oversized compared to common trumpets, which further helps give the sound more core and a wider projection.
Machined in Bronze
Machined in Brass
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.
Available with 3 Slide Options:
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.
Can Ship with multiple options:
Heavy Cap for 3rd valve
Keep your favorite Top & Bottom Caps, and/or purchase
additional caps, if you find them useful as well.
If the majority of your playing happens in ensembles where you're not the only trumpet, this horn is guaranteed to fit in 100%. You'll get the luxurious playing benefits of a LOTUS, while effortlessly maintaining balance & blend within the section.
We can make the final bell diameter smaller (130mm / 5.12") for a more directional sound if you wish. If you want a narrower projection, more like a traditional Lead horn, or you're concerned about blending in a section with a very conservative idea of what a trumpet "should sound like", then perhaps 130mm is the safer choice.
If that's not a concern, and you don't have a strong preference, we strongly recommend keeping the design as-is, so that you get a broader sound for the same effort. We chose it because we love it the most. Your call. Just let us know.
WARNING: 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 keep the peace. It's best if they think you're working just as hard as they are. ;-)