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Adams A1 Gold

Placed: Sep. 17 '21: 11:03 am   Views: 266 
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Designed with trumpet guru Trent Austin, the Adams A1 is one of my favorite horns from the Dutch brand. The A1 blends elements of Trent's favorite vintage horns with modern technology and design. The resuilt: a fantastic trumpet that sounds great in any situation.
The A1 is a more traditional design compared to some of Adams' other instruments, but it can hold its own against any custom make today. This instrument features a .50 gauge gold brass bell and an ML bore. The A1 is on the lighter side, but is still within the realm of "standard" weight. The valve block is of two-piece construction with bronze lowers and nickel-silver balusters. This combination of materials is found on late 1920's NY Bachs, and is extremely premium. The added density of bronze and nickel help give this horn its soul, and the extremely tight Bauerfiend valves are a joy to play.
Included are two tuning slides, one cylindrical and one conical, which allows the player to vary the resistance and shape the tone. The sound is rich and full of overtones, and is a great fit in a symphonic orchestra, big band, studio, or combo setting. The bell diameter is a little over 5" and really fills a room when being played.
Valve compression is excellent and slides are fast and smooth. The horn is dent free, and has had no major repairs done. The cylindrical slide needed to have the top tube slightly expanded in order to have a proper seal. The bell has a few tiny mute pings, but nothing that can be captured on camera. Gold plate is near 100%, but has a minor amount of tarnish, which could easily be cleaned up prior to shipping.
With the cost of gold plating reaching astronomical prices, don't miss out on a chance to own a beautiful horn for a fantastic price.
Category: Bb Trumpets
Item price: $3,000.00
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