Build Your Own Custom Adams A2 Trumpet!
Get a brand new custom trumpet from Adams! Here's your opportunity to have a horn hand-made to your own specifications. Choose from a variety of bell materials, thicknesses, and finishes. You can even get an A2 with a Sterling silver bell!
The Adams A2 Custom Series trumpet has a ML bore, and is a fantastic horn with even more richness, resonance, and core than any other Adams model!
Need help choosing your options? Give us a call at (816) 410-0826 and we'll be happy to discuss your custom A2 build.
(Adams selected model: .55 Brass Bell Silver Plated)
|Bore||ML .460" (11.7 mm)|
|Bell diameter||123mm with French bead|
|Extended valve section making it feel much more balanced|
|Valves||3 x top center stainless steel|
|Bell Thickness||0.40 MM - 0.45 MM - 0.50 MM - 0.55 MM|
Comes with an Adams Gard Bag. Of course you should NEVER DO THIS:
Mouthpiece not included. If you would like to order a mouthpiece, click here or give us a call at (816) 410-0826.
What is the Adams A2 like? I would personally describe this horn as the finest all-around trumpet Adams has built to date. Check out this quick low-fi video from the 2017 midwest clinic!
Custom Bell Gauges:
- A thinner gauge bell results in a more energized, faster response
- A thicker gauge bell results in more stability and density to the sound
This bell is an excellent mix of materials for all-around 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. A raw brass bell will develop a unique patina over time, which adds to the character of the instrument.
This finish will liven and energize the sound slightly. A very traditional look.
This finish will leave the sound very similar to the original raw state. Check out the photos to see a custom brushed gold plate A2 - beautiful!
The instrument keeps the look of the raw material. Clear lacquer is the easiest finish to maintain, and is the best finish for showing off the underlying metals.
A gold tone is added to the clear lacquer. This is a great looking finish option and much easier to maintain than gold plate (unlike gold plate, the color of the underlying metals will still show through).
A copper tone is added to the clear lacquer. This is the standard finish for the Adams A9 trumpet, and is a very striking look.
Colored lacquer which gives the instrument a typical antique look.
Prior to ordering please check our Shipping and Returns policy.
Also note weight indicated in the ad is shipping weight not actual weight of instrument.
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