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Adams A4 LT

Placed: Oct. 18 '20: 3:02 pm   Views: 936 
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Posting this for a friend of mine who isn't a member here and is a fairly busy teacher and performer in the Twin Cities (in non-pandemic times). I'll forward along any messages I receive. Here's the write-up he asked me to post. He also has a ton more pictures.

2016 Adam’s A4LT w/mahogany buttons. Bore size 0.460”, 5” bell diameter


This trumpet has suited me for all-around playing. It is okay for lead considering it is the LT (light) version of the horn, but I’ve found that it’s best suited for creating a great, large, open solo sound. The sound that I can produce is unlike any other horn I’ve played. Intonation and slotting are excellent throughout the range. I’m rarely overshooting notes. An added bonus is that it feels very comfortable to hold. If you have a larger hand, the grip is comfortable. The short throw Bauerfiend valves are quiet and let the player play fast passages with ease.


The cosmetics are excellent. There are no major dents, only a few extremely small dings, which are hardly noticeable. The only other cosmetic blemishes are near the bottom part of the lead piper close to the receiver. I’ve always made careful consideration to keep my horns clean (full cleaning done every 5 months) and also brush my teeth before playing. The plating that has come off must be due to the manufacturing process.

Previous Service

I have had only 3 repairs done: 1. The solder attaching the lead pipe brace to the bell had come loose and was redone. 2. Lead pipe was straightened. You will notice some waviness near the receiver. There was no impact that I noticed, possibly happened in transit. I’m guessing this happened at the same time the solder came loose from the brace. I didn’t even know that it was bent, but the technician informed me that it was. There has been no noticeable change in sound before or after the service. 3. The lower tube of the tuning slide was leaking and was resealed.

Reason for selling

Although this horn sounds phenomenal and was a graduation present to myself, I have decided to let it go because I am looking for a more commercial/lead horn due to this being a majority of the work I get. Asking $2700 USD plus insured shipping, or best offer. Not looking for trades, and PayPal only please.
Category: Bb Trumpets
Item price: $2,700.00
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