It has an overwhelmingly far-reaching sound, filling large and small spaces alike!
Its extraordinarily thick, creamy warm tone has earned it the nickname "Dark Chocolate" in LOTUS!
Shape: Medium large taper
Bell diameter: 140mm
Bell stem: copper
Bell flare: Phosphor bronze
The larger diameter of the final bell flare compared to a typical trumpet gives the sound a wider projection and a richer core.
The copper bell stem helps produce a wide range of tones from warm to bright, while the phosphor bronze bell flare enhances projection and adds further richness to the sound.
Phosphor bronze, machined
Tube thickness 0.9mm
Lead pipes are manufactured in-house to maintain the proper taper and tube thickness accuracy.
This makes it easy to aim for the desired sound and enhances its accuracy, resulting in a richer sound.
Three options are available.
The material of the tuning slide greatly affects the tone and feel of the instrument.
You can choose two from the above.
Several options are available.
Heavy cap (for 3rd valve)
Each model comes with a light weight top cap, a medium weight bottom cap, and one additional heavy bottom cap.
The backbone of this special LOTUS trumpet is the superb new bell design. The bell stem starts out quite thin, as on the Classic and Universal, making it very easy to slot notes and providing great stability in the upper register. It eventually opens up to a shape similar to our "MAX" bell, and the sound is incredibly rich and expansive.
The copper bell stem responds with a very warm and creamy tone in softer dynamics and can also express a cornet-like sweetness. This makes it ideal for chamber music or jazz with a small group. But once you step on the accelerator, this bell shape comes into its own and erupts with sonic fireworks!
The sound emitted from the large phosphor bronze bell flare extends far and wide, easily filling any space with a vast array of tones, even at low volumes. Use a reed mouthpiece and a nickel silver tuning slide instead of bronze for a reed-and-commercial-killing sound!
On the other hand, a deep-cup mouthpiece and a bronze tuning slide will give you a warm, enveloping sound that you would never expect from a "powerful flamethrower" like nickel silver.
This model is the most versatile trumpet on the planet for soloists and fits nicely into standard trumpet sections. This is Adam Rappa's favorite model (and Ashlyn Parker's!). ), and there's a reason why it's quickly becoming so popular.