If the majority of your playing happens in ensembles
where you're not the only trumpet, this horn is
guaranteed to fit in 100%. You'll get the luxurious
playing benefits of a LOTUS, while effortlessly
maintaining balance & blend within the section.
We can make the final bell diameter smaller (130mm /
5.12") for a more directional sound if you wish. If you
want a narrower projection, more like a traditional Lead
horn, or you're concerned about blending in a section
with a very conservative idea of what a trumpet "should
sound like", then perhaps 130mm is the safer choice.
If that's not a concern, and you don't have a strong
preference, we strongly recommend keeping the design
as-is, so that you get a broader sound for the same
effort. We chose it because we love it the most. Your
call. Just let us know.
WARNING: Please DO
NOT let your colleagues play the horn if you suspect
them to be the jealous type. That would certainly make
it harder to keep the peace. It's best if they think
you're working just as
hard as they are. ;-)