ITG 2020

ITG is my favorite week of the year. It's always a special time to catch up with friends, have lots of laughs, hear incredibly inspiring performances, learn from fabulous presentations, and geek out at the exhibits... Sadly, due to COVID-19, we'll all be missing out. I'm especially bummed because this year I was hosting a few of the jam sessions and also presenting a workshop to comeback players.…

New Mouthpiece Demo Videos!

Hi Everyone, Patrick here with an exciting announcement! Trent has been going through our mouthpiece line and making new demo videos. These include a discussion of the origins and process of each design, a digital rendering, and a playtest on the new Adams Gen II A1 trumpet. The goal is to have a consistent format for demonstrations of our full mouthpiece line! This will take a while because of th…

It's Driveway Time! Check Out TA and Friends Giving a Live Outdoor Concert

Check out the concert archive here:Trent Austin's Driveway Concert 5.17.20(please note this is an archived concert from FB but I definitely wanted to share here in case you didn't see it!)As I was walking the dogs a few days ago I realized my driveway is very wide and would make a great place for an outdoor session. Plenty of room to be very far apart and still play together! I have played a few t…

COVID-19 UPDATE (5/7/2020)

In order to maintain the health and safety of our staff and customers as far as possible, we are implementing the following updates to our policies and procedures: Every instrument that ships from, or returns to, the shop will be ultrasonically cleaned (instruments with redrot or gold plate will be chemically cleaned).Our trial period will increase to 14 days, so that customers will have extra ti…

ACB Soft Open

ACB in the time of COVIDKansas City has extended the COVID stay-at-home policy until mid May. Thankfully, we'll be able to work as a "soft-open" with small teams in the shop starting today! We're offering curbside pickup until June 1 as well. I'm proud to say we're still here for you! For more details, click the link to my shop update video!We are working 8-10 hours a day answering our phones and…

Work-From-Home Update

Hi everyone! Patrick here, hoping you're having a fantastic day out there today. I wish I could be at the shop shipping out some goodies to you but Kansas City is still under a stay at home order. That doesn't mean work has stopped, though! I've been doing some work on our YouTube channel (the sort of stuff that often gets left on the back burner because shipping you trumpets is frankly more impor…