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Del Quadro "Grande Campana" Custom Bb Trumpet - DQGC

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Del Quadro Grande Campana Bb Trumpet

  • 5 1/2″ Seamless Electroformed Copper Bell with fixed tunable bell configuration
  • Del Quadro Custom Standard G Mouthpipe
  • ML Open blowing step bore
  • Heavy top caps, bottom caps, and finger buttons.
  • Thick ring slide rings are available for this modelWhile showing Trumpets at a trade show, I’m challenged to tell people what makes my Trumpets different and also to describe what each instrument is good for. I wrote descriptive cards for all models, but I always lean on versatility.”What kind of music is this good for? ”

    “trumpet music”

    To some that seemed sarcastic.. So, please allow me to elaborate. The Grande Campana. Before the conference I could name 3 distinct playing styles it was being used for. As of yesterday I can list 5. I’m going to go down the line assuming none of the fine players will mind me using their names.

    Musical Theater/Broadway:

    This is actually how the instrument got designed. Gary Cordell is currently using the Grande Campana on the national tour of “Love Never Dies“. He had an iteration of one of my instruments and kept coming home from the tour with slightly different ideas for the instrument based on feedback he was given. If the sound is good enough for Andrew Lloyd Webber… Thank you for your help and dedication in helping design what is quickly becoming my most popular model.

    Big band Section/solo work:

    To say that is all that Kenny Rampton does I feel sells him short. However, the majority of what I’ve seen and heard him do with the horn has been with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Almost more exciting for me is that it’s also used for the recording sessions for Sesame Street… Yes.. That Sesame Street.

    Bang band lead / R&B:

    I don’t know. Is boys 2 Men R&B? What ever they are Andy Cresap uses his Grand Campana to play that show as well as playing some killer lead with a few local big bands. But.. Mike… That horn has a huge copper bell. How could anyone use it to play lead?! Welp.. Andy was in the shop just a few days ago playing Double Cs that were shaking little bits of brain out of my right ear. Clearly it’s doable.

    LA session work:

    Emile Martinez is hard to nail down. I’ve seen him do everything from playing with big bands to doing session work with the Rza. WU-Tang!!


    As of this week Tom Smith has started to play this model. Tom tours with a group called Groovement. Groovement has been described as what you’d hear if Led Zeppelin caught a Soul Train with Grouplove and they threw a party while headin’ down the tracks to Motown.

    I’ve had symphony guys play these instrument and be surprised at how accessible the sound they were looking for was. I don’t have one in any symphonies yet, but at this point wouldn’t be surprised. The goal is always to build a very versatile instrument. I’m very pleased to see how many bases this one is covering.

    It’s for trumpet music.


    All of our copper bell  trumpets are fit with an Electroform solid SEAMLESS copper bell. I personally love the design and sound characteristics of these bells. Brass bells are available upon request, but at this time are only available on the Proseus as a standard option. The copper bells are designed in a “Blank” for me. I pull the bore to the proper size, bend the bow, and add the bell bead in my shop in Las Vegas, Nv.

    Some time ago, we used pistons from a Taiwanese factory that provides pistons to a lot of small and large builders around the world. Today ALL of our pistons are designed by the Getzen/Edwards company. These pistons are insured to fit properly, work properly, and have a lasting performance. These pistons cost us a little more money… and we didn’t even raise the prices. That’s how important it is to Del Quadro Custom trumpets to produce the highest quality, 100% American made products.

    The mouthpipe, tuning slide, and many other small parts for the instrument are of our own design. ALL assembly and finishing work is done in house by Michael Del Quadro. Plating and lacquer is done outside of the shop, but all polishing and preparation for plating and lacquer is done in house.