Gen 3X Bb Trumpet

Gen 3X Bb Trumpet

Gen 3X Bb Trumpet

The Generation X Bb Trumpet offers an integral leadpipe system and interchangeable bells to optimize this solid design. These trumpets produce a very powerful tone and evenness throughout the entire register. Many players have found this design to work in jazz as well as classical settings. Satin raw brass is standard on the Gen 3X Bb. 24K satin gold plating is available, but the price is dependent upon the current gold market price.

The Generation X Tuning Slide is oval in shape. This unique shape allows the instrument to play very even from low to high. It also allows the extreme upper register to respond faster than standard instruments.

Generation X Bells are handcrafted (one piece) in yellow or red brass available with either 4 7/8" or 5 1/4" bell flares. Five leadpipes are also available.

Valve sections are constructed with nickel silver pistons in either vented or non-vented valves. Nickel silver valves produce the finest action available in the industry. Edwards offers a lifetime warranty on Generation X valve sets.

Vented Pistons create an effortless approach to using the first and third valve slides. When pistons are vented, there is no pressure build up in the slides when the corresponding valve in not depressed. Vented valves seal normally as standard valves and possess the same playing characteristics as a standard valve set. Vented valves must be requested at the time the order is placed.

Standard Features

Bore Size
.459" or .462" bore
Leadpipe
Interchangeable leadpipe system
Bell Weights
  • 21 Gauge - Heaviest (.028" thick)
  • 22 Gauge (.025" thick)
  • 23 Gauge - Lightest (.022" thick)
Bell Materials
  • Yellow Brass (70% Copper / 30% Zinc)
  • Bronze (90% Copper / 10% Zinc)
Bell Treatments
  • Heat Treated
    • Heat treating a bell is a softening process. This bell is treated in specific areas that will encourage more overtones with projection. Heat treated bells "slot" slightly less than a tempered bell and create higher overtones at louder volumes.
  • Annealed
    • Annealing is also a softening process that encompasses the entire bell. An annealed bell offers a smooth blow with a slightly darker tone. Articulations are slower with the "slot" being wider.
  • Tempered
    • Tempered bells offer no heat treatments. This bell creates clear focused tone with medium to fast response. This bell "slot" well with less room for adjustment.
Bell Shapes (hand-crafted one-piece)
  • K Bell
    • Medium Large Throat (4 7/8" Flare)
  • M Bell
    • Large Throat (4 7/8" Flare)
  • XK Bell
    • Medium Large Throat (5 1/8" Flare)
Valves
  • Need valve content
Tuning Slides
  • Oval
    • Oval tuning slides allow the instrument to play very even from low to high. It also allows the extreme upper register to respond faster than standard instruments.
Finishes
  • RawBrass
  • Lacquer
  • Silver Plate
  • Gold Plate
  • Satin Finish

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Gen 3 & 3X Artists

Edwards Trumpet Artists include world-class soloists, orchestral musicians, jazz artists, and teachers. Use the following list to compare and contrast the different setups these artists use.

Artist Model Body Bell Tuning Slide Leadpipe
Andrews, Troy "Trombone Shorty" G3X-Bb .459" K21B Oval D4
Dizack, Philip G3X-Bb .462 K22 HT Oval D3
Fawson, Christine G3X-Bb .459 Unknown Oval D4
Ingle, Ronnie G3X-Bb .459 XK22HT Oval D3
Konicek, Craig G3X-Bb .462 K22 Oval D5
Korak, John G3X-Bb .462 K22HT Oval D5
Li, Huanwei G3-Bb .459 K22 Oval D3/D4
Li, Huanwei G3-C .462 C322B Oval D3
O'Kane, Brian G3-Bb .459 3M23B Oval BD1
Scott, Christian G3X-Bb .462 XK22-B Standard D4
Takacs, William G3-Bb .459 M22B Oval D4
Takacs, William G3-C .462 C3-20B Oval D4
Zachery, Tim G3X-Bb .459 XXK20 Standard BD1
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In Their Own Words

Ronnie Ingle

"My recent change to the Edwards Gen3X Bb trumpet has proven to be the single best move I have made in my entire career! This trumpet simply has the most superior combination of balance, slotting, stability of pitch, and tone color I have ever encountered as a professional trumpeter. I arrived at the exact sound I wanted as a result of being able to choose from very specific component parts (bells, leadpipes, bracings, tuning slides, and even types of screws). This was done with the help of a staff that is the most knowledgeable and friendly in the business, a hallmark of the Edwards Instrument Company that sets them apart from the rest.

"It is such a joy to communicate through the trumpet with the feeling that there is nothing about the instrument itself standing in the way, and to know that the extreme demands of modern trumpet playing can be met with this wonderful instrument."

Ronnie Ingle
Professor, University of North Dakota