Callet Jazz (click here to expand and see more photos)
The Callet Jazz trumpet is back!
*To purchase chose your lead pipe venturi size in the subcategories section*
This 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 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 small bore trumpet or cornet 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 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.
For 2017 the lead pipes now have their original venturi sizes stamped into the receiver. Venturi sizes of .346 .348 and .350 will be offered. Completed trumpets in these three venturi sizes are usually available during shop visits and fitting sessions. Email for availability.
With 3 different lead pipe options .346 .348 .350 and 3 all new main tuning slide options (**available during shop visits/personal fittings**) assures that the Callet Jazz can be fitted to virtually anyone, and to meet all of your playing requirements! Additionally 5 different mouthpiece receiver gap settings can be tested during a shop consultation for complete customization.
1. Optional Expandabore main slide with a brace added.
2. Optional .464 straight through (non conical) main slide with a squared type bow adds resistance, brilliance and super fast response.
3. Optional .460 straight through (non conical) main slide with a squared type bow adds resistance, brilliance and super fast response.
Also for 2017. The lead pipes are meticulously drawn with a new and improved method at M/K.
Then the venturi is carefully set to the exact thousandth of an inch by Lee Adams and carefully hand fitted to the special heavy receivers here at the custom shop in Atlanta which includes the exclusive new ERT (enhanced resonance technology).
The lead pipes are 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.
$2800.00 in silver plate. Includes a Protec Contoured or Rectangular MAX case.
To purchase chose your lead pipe venturi size in the sub category section.
*Gold trim options: Add gold plating to the finger buttons, top caps and bottom caps for $100.00 billed separately through Paypal.*
*Gold plated: 1st slide and 3rd slide together add $200.00 billed separately through Paypal. *
*Deluxe Gold Trim: Includes Gold Plated finger buttons, top caps, bottom caps and 1st and 3rd slides for $250.00 billed separately through Paypal.*
*All gold prices subject to change due to precious metals price fluctuations.*