Another super horn out of my personal collection!
I most likely will regret this one but I'm definitely trying to pare down the collection and find good homes for a bunch of great horns. This is one of the finest Adams trumpets I have ever played. We made this for a customer originally but then I gladly took it back when they wanted to trade it in. Had a Custom Gold Brass bell that adds a ton of richness to the tone. It has 3 sets of finger buttons, a sterling silver tuningslide, saturn waterkeys, metal valve guides, and heavy caps.
Gold is in excellent shape, fantastic valve compression, and this horn is ready for a "forever home!"
Sold with no case or MPC
The Adams A2 is a great asset in every musical situation!
The Adams A2 is an exceptionally versatile trumpet that will take you everywhere you need to go —
- from the symphony orchestra to the brass quintet to the solo recital
- from the big band section to the pit orchestra to the GB band
- from the Friday evening concert hall to the Saturday night bar gig to the Sunday morning church service
The A2 was designed and developed in collaboration with some of the UK’s leading orchestral Bb trumpet players, then tested throughout Europe and the US. It’s the ideal Adams trumpet for non-amplified classical playing, with a room-filling sound and great player feedback behind the horn.
The A2 has a distinctive sound that will still blend well with the section, and easy responsiveness at all dynamic levels. Along with its secure, centered slotting, the responsive nature of the horn translates into great agility and fluidity of sound on faster lines.
A2 Selected Series Specifications:
- ML (11.7ml) .460 bore
- One piece bell in yellow brass
- .50 bell thickness
- Silver plated or Lacquered
- Longer valve block than other Adams models (feels great in the hands)
- Double tuning slide bracing
- One-piece third valve slide
- Flat-bead bell for great projection and exceptional feedback behind the horn!
The A2 has a fairly focused sound shape, with a bit more dispersion than A10 but not as much as A4LT or A4. It feels a bit more open than the A10, but has more resistance than the A7. A mouthpiece is not included with the A2, because you’ll want one (or several) that’s dialed in for your specific situation. We have a huge range of options in our ACB Standard Series.
The A2 has Bauerfeind valves, arguably some of the best valves in the world (Bauerfeind is owned by Adams). The A2 valve block was designed specifically for this trumpet. It feels great in your hands!