The Callet Jazz Trumpet Generation II
The original Callet "Jazz" is one of the trumpets that set the standard for modern super horns. Beautiful sound in any register, great intonation, response, exceptional projection. Upper register response and slotting to handle modern trumpet literature with ease.
Finding it's way into every music venue. While hugely popular among lead and commercial trumpeters it also found its way into Symphony Orchestras and everywhere in between.
"Originally introduced around 1990 featuring the EXPANDABORE principle where the reversed lead pipe venturi began at .*353* at the receiver end and then gradually expands to .450 at the beginning of the main tuning slide. Then continues to .460 at the tapered tuning crook. The expansion continues around the curve of the main tuning slide to its final size of .470 going into the third piston.
Thus creating a true conical bore trumpet. Which makes the Jazz play and respond like a cornet or a smaller bore trumpet. All the while retaining the volume and projection for which Callet trumpets are famous. If your desire in a trumpet is one which can express your musical ideas softly with dark lyrical sound when that is your wish, yet can provide power and projection when your performance demands it. Then the Jazz might be for you."
Around 1998 the third slide conversion became standard on all new models. See the photo of the underslung third valve slide. It was found that with this alteration the trumpet responded even better. This configuration can be seen on Pre War Besson trumpets. With a small adjustment period most find that it is easier to operate the slide with the pinky and the horn stays more stable when triggering.
The original .353 venturi worked best with high efficiency mouthpieces. Within a couple of years of the horns introduction the lead pipe venturi changed to .348 to .350 to accommodate a wider range of mouthpieces and to fit more players. Jerome would hand tweak and open up the pipes for players who wanted the larger venturi sizes.
2017 ushered in the improved Callet Jazz Generation II Trumpets!
Two all new main tuning slide options and 3 different lead pipe venturi sizes assures that the Callet Jazz can be fitted to virtually anyone, and to meet all of their playing requirements!
1. Optional Expandabore main slide with a brace added for a darker sound extra resistance and firmer slots.
2. Optional .460 straight through (non conical) main slide with a squared type bow adds resistance, and focus.
The lead pipes are now drawn with an improved process and have their original venturi sizes stamped into the underside of the receiver. Venturi sizes of .346 .348 and .350 are the standard sizes offered. All lead pipes are meticulously prepared and mounted to their receivers at the Atlanta shop.
The lead pipes are then sent to Kanstul where our Jazz bell mandrel remains and the bells, valves, assembly and plating are completed.
Then back to the shop in Atlanta where all trumpets get a Precision Valve Alignment with exclusive port balancing.
Special Micro Lap Valve fitting.
Hand tuning and tweaking by Lee Adams and George Rawlin. Resonance balancing with frequency analysis technologies. Each horn receives several hours of refinements after the initial assembly.
$2900.00 in silver plate.
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