Many of our clients have been asking us to take the classic design concept of the Martin trumpets of the mid-20th century and create a trumpet with better intonation, improved slotting, and more sound color options. After extensive prototype work, we are proud to offer the Adams A9: a trumpet that builds on tradition, with the legendary quality and exceptional playability you expect from an Adams trumpet.. We offer this in two bore options, a .453 (11.51) medium bore and a .468 (11.89) Large bore.
Need help choosing your options? Give us a call at (816) 410-0826 and we'll be happy to discuss your custom A9 build.
(Adams Selected Model: .50 Yellow Brass Bell, Copper lacquered)
|Bore||L .468" (11.9 mm)/M .453" (11.5 mm)|
|Bell diameter||L 5"(127 mm)/M 4.725" (120 mm)|
|Valves||3 x top center stainless steel|
|Bell Thickness||0.50 MM - 0.55 MM|
Sold with an Adams Gard Bag
(If you would like to order a mouthpiece, click here!)
Want to hear the M bore in a comparison to the L bore?
Large bore in satin!
Medium bore in satin!
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.
Here's a review (4.18.17) from a happy A9 customer Larry P:
"Having played a number of older Martin Committees, which can be inconsistent in quality and playability, I decided to go for the Adams A9. Knowing the consistent quality of Adams, I took the leap of faith—and I am so glad I did. This is not only a beautiful instrument, it is a joy to play. The large bore (.468) gives it an easy blow but not over exerting. What I really love is the tone quality. It is rich from the bottom to the top. I feel that this instrument can be used for a wide variety of styles, not just jazz. Adams, you pulled it off!!"
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