Our customisable instruments with perinet valves:
- RBM (Red Brass Monster) Bb Trumpet (dark but direct)
- UWH (Universal Work Horse) and UWH-J (jazz) Bb or trumpet and classical UWH C Trumpet (allround)
- FYB (Flying Yellow Bird) Bb Trumpet (light)
We are not specifying more about the setup of these instruments because there is a lot to customise on each invidual model. Sizes, materials, bracing types and positions, hooks/rings, triggers ,etc.
To see and hear a jazz ballad played on te RBM trumpet click here.
If you’d like more info please contact us with your inquiries.
Red Brass Monster Bb Trumpet
Please have a look at these photos. If you look closely you can see the differences between the different RBM designs. All these differences are carefully planned and discussed before and sometimes during the building process. For overseas customers or customers that live too far to visit we offer a close monitoring service by sending pictures, videos and sometimes even a live video feed of the building process. When it comes to the design we make sure that we never go over the line of functionality and playability but we will always try to make your instrument as personal as possible.
If you like to read about how people have experienced the process of ordering and the communication dynamics during the build please have a look at the customer reviews page.
Universal Work Horse Bb and C Trumpets
This instrument range is a different kettle off fish. It has a slightly lighter build and it is meant to have in a similar kind of character as a “good old” Bach Stradivarius. The way they are (unfortunately) not made anymore, but then better, obviously. It is very responsive and will blend effortlessly. Just like any other trumpet we make the resistance to be very even and it can have many custom options.
A pretty UWH couple
These two UWH have a different look than the one below (in laquer) but the technical differences are small. This is how flexible we can be with customizing the instrument to your preferences. The base for the UWH model is the medium weight valve block and the rest is built around it, and customizable. This particular customer wanted a modern design with a classic twist. Playablity and sound aimed at a bach 37 model. This is why there are only rings and no hooks, and the c trumpet has a slightly heavier receiver. The bracing in classic, almost conn style. We like working with our customers to make the best and prettiest possible instrument.
Any more questions or info can be simply requested by contacting me.
Another example of an UWH C-trumpet
This C trumpet was made for a dear colleague. He wanted the evenly resistance that his Yamaha 8335 gave him and the solid feel of his Bach strad 37. Ideally with a lot of room in the sound produce a wide palette of colours for solo work. Something that he missed on both his Bach and Yamaha. The result was this instrument.
A Bach style receiver, Goldbrass (golden ratio based) leadpipe, smoothly rounded tuning slide, Goldbrass inner and outer slides and our (golden Ratio Based) C trumpet bell shape with wide flare and some nickel accents in the outer tuning slide sleeves and in the custom bracing make this instrument the perfect match for this player.
A lacquered UWH example
Most of our instruments leave the workshop in raw brass brushed and waxed finish but we also do offer high quality lacquer. The lacquer gives a classic feel to the instrument. In raw brass this instrument would look a lot less “classic” as you can see on this page. We thought it was nice to show these differences. If you have any questions about the custom options and what exactly can all be customised then please contact us.
Universal Work Horse - Jazz (UWH-J)
This UWH-J model (designed for Gidon Nunes Vaz) is designed for free play, colouring, staying together and centered in the high register without getting a stiff feel. The standard bracing for this model is of a minimalist design. The model on the photo has all nickel silver (rolled over) outer slides, all goldbrass inners and slide bows and Large Red Brass bell. This bell is dark sounding when petted and will still sizzle your socks off when pushed especially in the upper high register.
Just like on all our instruments everything you see can be customized but this UWH-J model is the starting point for a trumpet designed for playing jazz/pop music.
Below you can hear a snippet of Gidon playing his very first notes on his custom trumpet built for for him in March 2022