The A4-LT is an ideal choice for the soloist looking for an extremely rich, warm, and fluid sounding horn. It's one of the most popular models in the Adams trumpet line! This horn is a result of extensive collaborative work with Adams Performing Artist Amik Guerra. Featuring a 5 inch one-piece bell and a heavy chassis with light weight bracing, this horn is one of the heavier Adams designs but not has heavy as the A4. One of the things we stress about this instrument is the fact it will work in many different musical environments due to wonderful coloring and richness of the sound. The lighter trim and bracing gives this horn a little more flexibility and agility than the A4. While most people order this horn in the larger .470 (12mm) bore we do make a .460 (11.7mm) bore instrument on request for clients. A shepherd's crook bell option is available on this model, which allows for more personal expression in the dynamic and articulation palette.
Here's a video comparing the A4LT to the A4:
But you don't have to take our word for it! Here's a review from our customer Brad N on 9/26/20 about his A4LT Selected:
"I just received the Adams A4LT from ACB. As usual, customer service from Trent, Josh and Kyle (and I’m probably leaving someone out, sorry guys!) was absolutely great. So here’s a quick review of the horn: Build quality is exceptional, it just feels very solid, soldering looks very well done, slide fit seems exceptionally good, valves are light and quick, even in their brand-new state. This is a somewhat heavier horn than what I am accustomed to, certainly heavier than my Benge on the other end of the spectrum, but not really “Monette-Anja-heavy.” Used it on my first gig (12 piece funk/soul/rock band) yesterday, at a club we have played MANY times, and is known for having big, loud and raucous crowds. (In other words, “pianissimo” is not exactly an average volume level for us there)! This horn PROJECTS. But on quieter passages it “speaks” distinctly. We are miked, but I can safely say that this horn has a big sound without being too spread or unfocused. VERY centered, slots are solid but still very flexible. It’s not uncommon to have a “honeymoon period” with a new horn, but I believe the great results I’ve had in this early stage are more than that. Great horn, and ACB is a great dealer! I’ve done business with them for years, will continue to do so!"
Here's a quick look at an A4LT with the shepherd's crook option:
The "LT" denotes that this horn features a Lightweight valve cluster, making the horn more agile and flexible.
Need help choosing your options? Give us a call at (816) 410-0826 and we'll be happy to discuss your custom A4-LT build.
(Adams Selected Model: A4-LT, Large, .45 Yellow Brass Bell, Satin Gold lacquer)
L .470" (12 mm)
ML .460" (11.7mm)
|Receiver||Heavy fixed receiver|
|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
Mouthpiece not included (If you would like to order a mouthpiece, click here!)
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.
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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