UNIVERSAL MAX

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A large-belled beast of a horn that turbo-charges the size and power of everything you play

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BELL

Shape:  

  • Medium-Large Taper

  • Final Diameter: 140mm (5 ½")

Stem:  Yellow Brass  

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 Yellow Brass stem produces a traditional range of tone colors while the Phosphor Bronze flare adds overall stability, increased projection, and extra richness to the sound.

Leadpipe

Receiver:

  • Medium Weight

  • Machined in Bronze

Leadpipe:

  • Medium Weight

  • 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. 

TUNING SLIDES

Available with 3 Slide Options:

  • Yellow Brass

  • Phosphor Bronze

  • Nickel Silver 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Each trumpet comes with 2 slides of your choosing 

VALVE CAPS

Can Ship with multiple options:

Top Caps:

  • Light

  • Heavy

Bottom Caps

  • Light

  • Medium

  • Heavy Cap for 3rd valve 

 

Each trumpet comes with light weight top caps, medium bottom caps set and 1 heavy bottom cap

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Jazz & Commercial players will enjoy the multiple characters of this horn: at lower intensity the phosphor bronze flare warms and enriches the sound for small group playing or intimate settings, at higher intensity the larger brass stem produces the brilliance required to soar over the ensemble. This horn is comfortable to play in an acoustic setting and also on a loud amplified stage.

 

Folks who prefer the blow of say, a Yamaha Bobby Shew or a Bach 42, might feel more at home on our Universal or Solo models due to their smaller bell taper.  But if you’re more into horns like the Van Laar Oiram or Monette P3, you’ll find this to be in the same general category.

 

Lead players will enjoy how lead mouthpieces (especially our XS & S cups, particularly in nickel silver) turn this horn into a dominating lead sound.  Think early Maynard:Shallow mouthpiece + Big bell horn