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Adams A4 Bb Trumpet

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"Oh, this is the instrument I was dreaming of for my whole life!"

— Amik Guerra

Adams A4 Trumpet

The A4 is one of the most popular models in the Adams trumpet line. Featuring a 140 mm one-piece bell and a heavy chassis, this horn is an ideal choice for the soloist looking for an extremely rich, warm, fluid, and thick sounding horn. The larger bell diameter, bell flare shape, and lighter gauge bell give you exceptional feedback behind the horn and good sound dispersion out front. This is one of the heavier models of Adams trumpets, but is incredibly versatile: it will work in many different musical environments due to wonderful coloring and richness of the sound.

The A4 is a result of extensive collaborative design work with Adams Performing Artist Amik Guerra, who says:

"You know, as a professional musician you always want to have an instrument which is just, expressing what you have in your head. In some ways it's like an amplifier of what you have inside. And you've got to have the best amplifier.

The relationship between a musician and an instrument is really close. As I came to Adams with the idea of the A4 I had really specific needs and ideas about how I wanted the horn to sound, the flexibility, the playability the intonation... It's also what I needed for my shows. I hear the sound in my head, but I needed a hand which will put this together.

And of course as a musician and not as an instrument builder, you have all these ideas that sometimes are not even compatible, and you need someone who is going to make them work together. We had a really long year of work with Miel Adams to find the way, and these needs I really wanted, and all these ideas which I wanted to put together. And at the end of one year of work, i was like: Oh, this is the instrument I was dreaming of for my whole life! And it covered everything I really wanted and needed in my horn."


The Adams A4 also has a lightweight sibling, the A4LT. The A4LT features a similar overall design but with some lighter weight components.


The A4 trumpet is a custom model also available in a shepherds crook model allowing for further customization that allows for more personal expression in the dynamic and articulation palette.


  • One-piece Bell
  • Heavy Chassis
  • Incredible Versatility
Specifications A4
Key Bb
Bell Material Gold Brass
Bell Diameter 140 mm
Bore L 12 mm
Leadpipe Nr. 3 Yellow Brass
Valve Section Nickel Silver balusters with Bronze casing (heavy)
Valves 3 x top center stainless steel
Finger Buttons Yellow Brass, Wooden Inlays
Waterkey Amado
Finish Satin Lacquered
Gauge .040
Case Included
Your choice of mouthpiece is extremely personal and very important for playing pleasure. That is why we do not supply a standard mouthpiece with our instruments