Trumpet Build Specs:
.460 ML bore
One piece machined lead pipe
One piece yellow brass valve block
Reverse yellow brass main tuning slide
Phosphorus Bronze 5 1/2 bell with rolled rim
Brass valve stems
Heavy springs for faster action
Custom yellow brass trim on top and bottom caps (light and heavy)
Custom flat top piston finger buttons
Phosphorus Bronze ferrule bell to valve block
Phosphorus Bronze inner and outer tubing on 1, 2, and number 3 slides
Amado water key on third and main slides
Bracing on third valve slide to main slide with brass set screw
Solid yellow brass Z-bracing between bell and lead pipe
Phat rings with satin finish on outside while keeping polished inside.
Hand applied satin finish with clear lacquer
This is a smooth playing jazz trumpet but is really versatile allowing Jason to use this custom as his daily driver. This trumpet is in the hands of Jason 8-12 hours a day as an educator and then some as a player. Jason started out as a client/educator of Bell's Music Shop when he started teaching in NISD but during his time as a customer and then the custom process he and Steve Bell, Jr. became great friends. It is normal for Jason to be in and out of the shop once a week having lunch with Steve or play testing mouthpieces. This build is one of Steve Bell, Jr. favorites and it's just a beautiful trumpet! Jason will typically get to play test all of custom builds at Bell Trumpets!
Custom shop work reference: Jswilliams74@yahoo.com
This is an older Bach C that Steve destressed and applied custom finish with lacquer on for Jason.