Austin Custom Brass is proud to present the newest Custom Trumpet in the Adams line, the A10. This horn was built for trumpeter Ludovic Louis who most notably performs with Lenny Kravitz. I did also help a bit on the horn's design and playability as well. The horn has elements of some of our most popular horns such as the A1, A4, and A5 but is very much it's own instrument. Sound wise it is rich and free with great carrying power in the upper register. A unique bell shape, tuning slide, customized lead pipe, and all-new Adams valve block really make it a wonderful all-around trumpet.
Need help choosing your options? Give us a call at (816) 410-0826 and we'll be happy to discuss your custom A10 build.
Sold with an Adams Gard Bag
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Custom Bell Gauges:
- The thinner the gauge of the bell results in a more energized, faster response.
- The ticker the gauge of the bell will result in more stability and density to the sound
This bell is an excellent mix of materials for all round work as this material is very versatile. The sound is clear and brilliant at all dynamic levels, with a good core and great projection. This alloy is ideal for lead trumpet, commercial playing and studio work. Also a good choice for principal trumpet players in symphony orchestras or someone who is looking for good crispness to the articulated sound.
Like the yellow brass bell this is a very versatile horn - a near perfect blend of warmth and projection. The gold brass brings a depth to the sound which is very smooth, rich and dark, however it is still a lively and agile trumpet. It responds quickly and has good projection without getting as brilliant as the yellow brass bell. We find it to be suited to a host of applications: be it in the jazz soloist, the crossover artist, the classical soloist, or someone who is looking for depth to sound while still retaining projection.
The Red Brass bell material is an ideal choice for the soloist who is looking for the richest, warmest, thickest sound available. Higher in copper content than our other two bell choices this provides the player with the smoothest transitions from note to note. Articulations are veiled (although with a lighter Red Brass bell option it is greatly improved) and sound shape is overall a bit wider in shape.
We do offer all Custom Series Trumpet Models with a solid Sterling silver bell. Sterling silver is a very versatile material but also much more dependent on the individual’s particular ability level. Therefore we recommend this bell option for the serious amateur or professional. The general characteristics are the bell is much darker and thicker when played at soft to medium volumes. When this bell is pushed the higher overtones are much more present and the result is a wonderful sound with great “sparkle.”
This is actually no finish. The raw material of the instrument is only polished.
This finish will liven and energize the sound slightly.
This finish will leave the sound very similar to the original raw state.
The instrument keeps the look of the raw material.
A gold tone is added to the clear lacquer.
A copper tone is added to the clear lacquer.
Colored lacquer which gives the instrument a typical antique look.
Want to know what we have in stock in terms of Adams in the shop, or have any questions about a custom order? Email us at email@example.com, call us at 781-944-6247 or 816-410-0826!
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Also note weight indicated in the ad is shipping weight not actual weight of instrument.
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