Adams new Balanced Trumpet at Taylor Music



  • For the fans of the Olds Recording, Adams has just released a new balanced trumpet made exclusively for Taylor Music in Aberdeen, SD with offset valves! The horn is here: http://www.1800usaband.com/products/view/7875

    and ACB did a video review here:

    for your viewing and listening pleasure.

    Based on the Adams A3 model, this new 'Fulcrum' model was modified and now features Olds Recording features:

    • The 2nd valve is offset to the left, for a more ergonomic hand-position.
    • The entire valve-section is moved forward, to better balance the horn and to provide the performer with many hours of stress-free playing.
    • The spring-return 3rd valve trigger provides smooth, easy tuning for certain 3rd-valve combination fingerings.

    I am geeked by this new horn and look forward to playing it at ITG (I hope it will be there)!

    The balanced aspect is cool (as long as you don't crash your mouthpiece into your chops), but I am more excited to see the offset valves! I always enjoyed playing the Recording because of this feature ... and know with the outstanding quality at Adams that this horn will be well done in every way.

    How lives in SD?

    The first response will be from Dr GO, I imagine = king of the Recordings!



  • @Shepherds_Crook said in Adams new Balanced Trumpet at Taylor Music:

    For the fans of the Olds Recording, Adams has just released a new balanced trumpet made exclusively for Taylor Music in Aberdeen, SD with offset valves! The horn is here: http://www.1800usaband.com/products/view/7875

    The first response will be from Dr GO, I imagine = king of the Recordings!

    OR one could just purchase a vintage Recording!

    Blaine, you do know vintage, yes? I know you do. I purchased one from you. A REAL beauty.



  • Does Trent not sound good on anything?



  • @Kehaulani never heard him play a garden hose without a mouthpiece ... no one sounds good on that! Otherwise ... no.



  • I am very impressed by this new Adams Recording. Kudos to Miel Adams and his crew



  • Stan Kolb, President of Taylor Music, told me that Adams & Trent Austin are planning on having this new axe at ITG!


    FYI, Taylor does offer a 30-day money-back-guarentee, so that is a nice trial period if you want to order one now!



  • Loved my old Recording. Unfortunately it didn't take modern harmon mutes well, for some reason they kept falling out. Sold it to a player who doesn't need it in a big band...
    I take it this model has a pretty mainstream bell design? Might be better for my use, then...



  • @Jolter

    Why couldn't you sand and mold the mute's cork to fit the bell?



  • @Kehaulani Then it would no longer be the perfect fit it was for my Yamaha and other trumpets...

    Yeah I know, I could own two harmon mutes. But the discovery coincided with a friend really needing a new trumpet, and after playing my Olds, it was clear it was meant for him.



  • @Jolter said in Adams new Balanced Trumpet at Taylor Music:

    @Kehaulani Then it would no longer be the perfect fit it was for my Yamaha and other trumpets...

    Yeah I know, I could own two harmon mutes. But the discovery coincided with a friend really needing a new trumpet, and after playing my Olds, it was clear it was meant for him.

    But doesn't playing two harmon mutes lead to harmony



  • @Shepherds_Crook said in Adams new Balanced Trumpet at Taylor Music:

    http://www.1800usaband.com/products/view/7875

    Last year, I had the fortune to play an Adams trumpet: but I cannot recall the model! Maybe an A3. Whichever the model, the horn was simply great; very much better than my Bach Strad in all respects. So if the same perfection is given to this balanced horn, it should sell very well. I'm surprised not more 'pros" play Adams.

    Also, I played the Carol Brass balanced horn. This, too, is a great horn. Its tone is difficult to describe: more open than my Strad. Easier to play, too. The balance definitely makes the horn easier to hold for long periods.

    If I needed a different horn, I would definitely buy one of the two.


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