Great for soloists looking to bring as much depth and body to their sound as possible, with a predisposition towards playing warm and sweet.
LOTUS Artists performing with this instrument:
This horn produces a full-bodied sound complete with shiny overtones and warmth in all registers, at all dynamics. It is ideal specifically for Jazz soloists/non-classical players who prefer an oversized bell horn.
We do not recommend this horn for orchestral players or Lead players.
An XL or XL2 cup will obviously have a huge tone but the really amazing combination with this horn is just how rich and full-bodied the medium cups sound. The M cup sets off a canopy of shimmering sonic fireworks over everything with the horn applying a filter of deep saturated tone color.
This horn plays with incredible stability and agility and gives the player wings to musically go places they'd never even dare to try with most oversized-bell horns.
Bell diameter: 145mm (5.7")
This bell has a medium taper throughout, but it's just a bit larger than average, which makes it great for producing a broader sound.
The final flare diameter is quite oversized compared to common trumpets and combined with the copper stem produces an incredibly wide range of tone colors, increases projection and warms the sound.
Machined in Bronze
Machined in Yellow Brass
1.1mm (.043") 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. (Brass is not recommended)
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