First off, I would like to thank the exquisite craftsmen at the Adams factory in Holland for their incredible work, as well as Trent himself for his fantastic service and help during the process. I've been in the market for a new horn for quite some time now, and had tested just about everything out there. Prior to this purchase, I was playing primarily on a trumpet that didn't quite fit me, and while I had some success with it, I always felt like I was working too hard, and that it didn't quite feel like "home". I had been in the shop numerous times over the past two years, and always loved the A5, and felt a sense of unity in it that I had yet to feel in my older horn. So, like any smart investor, I decided to purchase it! Despite the fact that this horn is marketed as a "commercial" horn, it is perhaps the most versatile instrument I've ever played. I am quite the crossover player, playing principal trumpet in a symphony orchestra, two concert bands, lead trumpet in a big band, and jazz trumpet in a combo, and I have found immense success in each environment. While I absolutely adore the work I can do on this in the big band and jazz setting, I also love the sound of this horn in the orchestral/solo environment, as it allows me to explore a bright, French-style color, as well as a dark, German-esque sound with the right mouthpiece. All in all, this horn is a keeper! I have yet to stumble across a horn that fits my needs as a player more than this one, and I can't imagine that I ever will.
The A5 is perfectly suited for the commercial trumpeter looking for a lightweight horn with excellent intonation, slotting, and response. Initially when we designed this instrument here we thought it was only going to cater towards the commercial/lead trumpeter but we find many of our classical artists looking for an easy-playing instrument for “pops” work also liking this very much.
(Adams Selected Model: .40 Brass Bell, Gold lacquer finish)
|Bore||L .460" (11,7 mm)|
|Valves||3 x top center stainless steel|
|Bell Thickness||0.40 MM - 0.45 MM - 0.50 MM - 0.55 MM|
Other finishes available on request, contact us for details. For brushed/satin finishes please add a note to your order.
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