X-13 Bb Trumpet

X-13 Bb Trumpet

X-13 Bb Trumpet

We designed the X13 to be a resonant, music-making machine. And we did it by throwing tired theoretical/historical concepts in the trash. We didn't want to simply copy what has come before. We wanted a blank slate. The result is an instrument that is progressive, refined, and evolved.

The first thing you'll notice about the X13 is its striking appearance. The "X" bend with multiple radii and the horn's wide-body stance are striking. The result is an instrument with a perfect, centered balance -- a balance that lends itself to a very comfortable, stress-free hand position. The horn's resonance is increased thanks to the natural way this trumpet fits in your hands. You'll notice this most while performing at softer dynamics when you hear resonance, not compression. The X13's rich sound will bring you tonal colors appropriate to any setting, allowing you musical expression beyond your wildest dreams.

The X13 is a fixed instrument, but that does not mean that you don't have options. We are happy to customize this horn for you. Want traditional top caps and finger buttons? No problem. A heavier bell in a different alloy? Done. Custom engraving? Lever water keys? You're the boss! Edwards is not a cookie-cutter company. We're not confined by tired traditions. Give us a call to talk about your needs.

Standard Features

Bore Size:
.462"
Leadpipe:
New and improved taper that works together with the bell mandrel to give the player the free feeling without blow compromising your ideal sound.
Bell Weight:
Lightweight, tonally balanced bell.
Bell Material:
1 Piece, Hand Crafted, Yellow Brass with new "X" bend
Bell Shape:
5" New mandrel; Designed to compliment the new leadpipe taper.
Valves:
Standard nickel silver pistons with lifetime warranty.
Tuning Slide:
New "X" Bend; The 5 radii bend gives you the free blow and accuracy that is unique to the X-13.
Finishes:
Raw Brass Standard, Silver Plated/Lacquer add $145
Additional:
The new X-13 comes standard with our with newly designed finger buttons and valve top caps for a smoother more controlled feel. Water levers, standard finger buttons and valve caps (standard, medium, or heavy) are available upon request.
Options:
  • (raw) Standard Engraving
  • Silver Plate or Lacquered
  • Custom Engraving with Silver Plate or Lacquered
  • Case

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Price:
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International customers should contact a dealer in your area for your pricing.
Availability:
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In Their Own Words

Graham Ashton

"If you are looking for a C trumpet that has a clear, round sound with incredible intonation, then have Edwards make you a copy of the horn Christan made for me: Generation II C with a reverse Bb leadpipe. No more cross fingerings for Db,D,Eb or E and the top C and D slots right in. I've now used it in a range of repertoire from Berio's Sequenza X to Poulenc's Trio to 1st trumpet in Strauss' Alpine Symphony. I also played it on the latest Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble cd for Signum Records (London). It really is a sensational horn. Go try it!"

Graham Ashton
Professor of Trumpet/Chair of Brass, Purchase College, State University of New York