Vermeer Bb Trumpets
Unfortunately, instrument production is on hiatus. We are not accepting new orders at this time.
The Hollywood trumpet was inspired by the amazing horns of the 50s and 60s West coast jazz and concert band scene. Vibrance, responsiveness, accuracy, and ease of playing are just some of the attributes of this great new horn. We've combined a large bore body with an open free blowing lead pipe and a new hand-hammered, lightweight bell. This amazing new horn produces a broad full tone with great core and projection, pulling from a dark, full tone in the lower register and a bright, focused tone in the upper register. Playability across the board is smooth and constant with wonderful slotting and feel. The Hollywood model is offered in a beautiful brushed lacquer finish with gloss accents.
Our new Studio model is inspired from Joe's time in the L.A. recording scene. This wonderful new trumpet is focused, bright, and agile. The Studio is built on our two piece medium-large body, #5 brass lead pipe, and new hand-hammered lightweight bell. This trumpet produces an iconic 70s lead tone, combining brilliance and precision with amazing projection and core. The horn is perfectly suited for lead players looking for that cut while maintaining a broad tone and great volume. Finished in a beautiful sterling silver plate, this horn is simply stunning.
The custom bell is our brightest playing bell. Inspired by the pre-war French Besson and Chicago Benge models, the custom bell is designed for the players looking for a big, bright tone, and excellent projection. This bell is perfectly suited for lead and commercial playing. The custom bell has been designed with a tighter tail section, combined with a unique 4 3/4 inch flair. This spectacular design allows for freedom and flexibility while maintaining a clear and focused sound.
The three is our most popular bell. Very well rounded, it tends to be the workhorse bell. It is perfectly suited for the player who does it all. This bell has been designed to produce a clear and focused tone without sacrificing spread and sound quality. A medium taper combined with the stock 5" bead lends excellent projection while adding warmth and tone. Suited for all around playing, this bell is as at home in the big band as it is in a wind ensemble.
The Four is our largest bell using the most open flare we offer. This also makes it the darkest of our bells. Well suited for orchestral as well as small combo work, the large flare makes a warmer sound with more lower resonance. The Four has the "weight" of sound reminiscent of the classic Martin Committees - a big, dark trumpet sound that is responsive enough for all settings.