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Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own

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SKU:
AD A4-LT a4LT
Availability:
Typically ships within 8-10 weeks (4-5 months with custom engraving)
Weight:
12.00 LBS
Shipping:
$35.00 (Fixed Shipping Cost)
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  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
  • Custom Adams A4-LT Trumpet: Build your Own
MSRP: $4,000.00
Now: $3,874.00
Was: $4,000.00
— You save $126.00
"I've only had this incredible horn for three days and I can tell it's a game changer. The sound is smooth up and down my range. Today at rehearsal someone called it creamy. It blends with the section but from practice I know I can make it sound darker or brighter as I desire. A real brass chameleon. And everyone likes the look of my new chameleon. Especially me." -John
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Description

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)

A4-LT  
Pitch Bb
Bore

L .470" (12 mm)

ML .460" (11.7mm)

Bell diameter 5"
Bell 1 piece
Leadpipe Adams3ML
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

 

Bell Materials:

Yellow Brass

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.


Gold Brass

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.


Red Brass

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.


Sterling Silver

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.”

 

Finishes:

Raw Brass

This is actually no finish. The raw material of the instrument is only polished.


Silver Plated

This finish will liven and energize the sound slightly.


Gold Plated

This finish will leave the sound very similar to the original raw state.


Clear Lacquer

The instrument keeps the look of the raw material.


Gold Lacquer

A gold tone is added to the clear lacquer.


Copper Lacquer

A copper tone is added to the clear lacquer.


Antique

Colored lacquer which gives the instrument a typical antique look.

 

 

 

 

Prior to ordering please check our Shipping and Returns policy.

 

If you have any questions please send us an email or give us a call at (816) 410-0826! We also offer several financing options.

 

Also note weight indicated in the ad is shipping weight not actual weight of instrument.

 

 

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7 Reviews

  • 5
    A4-LT

    Posted by Jared on 27th Feb 2018

    I have been playing this horn now for about two weeks and the more I play it the more I fall in love with it. The blend-ability with other horns is great. I have had no issues with tuning either which is very nice. The best part of this horn is the valves though. Adams has done an amazing job with them. Smooth as butter!

  • 5
    A4 LT

    Posted by Ralph Bill on 15th Aug 2017

    I have been playing the A4 LT for five days and it does it all. Sound, slotting,build quality, and looks..love the A4 LT. Thanks Miel.

  • 5
    Adams A4-LT

    Posted by Aaron on 19th Jan 2017

    I knew this horn was easier to play than my Schilke B1 when I first got my hands on it. But now that I've had it for four months, it can REALLY tell how much easier it is to play and how much better it sounds than my old horn. As a jazz player, the A4-LT allows my short bursts of double time to speak more clearly than on the Schilke. Also, the valves feel amazing ALL THE TIME. I wish I could have had this horn years ago!

  • 5
    Incredible Horn

    Posted by John on 15th May 2016

    I've owned this horn for 2 weeks now and have played it everyday. The craftsmanship, and fit and finish is impeccable. I play a lot of small combo jazz and this horn fits right in. Smooth and smokey, and a delight to play. It is an open horn. The Blow is free and easy. When I play big band, I can really light it up. The upper register slots solidly and it has a beautiful and very musical sound up high. A great all around horn. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    Lovin' this horn!

    Posted by Fritz on 22nd Sep 2015

    Love the horn..warmer tone on the staff (which i love) but you can push it above the staff if needed. Beautiful horn and feels great in your hands and sounds great to my ears as well. Big thanks to Trent for his help picking this one out!

  • 5
    Great horn!

    Posted by Al on 28th Mar 2015

    Love the Adams line of trumpets and especially the A4 LT that I'm now playing. Great intonation and slotting. Very open sound.

  • 5
    Adams A4LT

    Posted by John on 22nd Feb 2015

    I've only had this incredible horn for three days and I can tell it's a game changer. The sound is smooth up and down my range. Today at rehearsal someone called it creamy. It blends with the section but from practice I know I can make sound darker or brighter as I desire. A real brass chameleon. And everyone likes the look of my new chameleon. Especially me.

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