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Austin Winds Stage470LT Brass
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We proudly present the Austin Stage470LT Bb trumpet - a very versatile instrument with high energy when pushed and a lush dark sound when a more mellow tone is desired. We think you will be very impressed with the sound, feel and response of this instrument. Please see the numerous photos and specs below.

-Large .470 bore for a big, full sound that won’t break up when pushed hard
-Reverse leadpipe for an open, unobstructed feel
-Standard Bronze or Copper bell for a darker sound than typical brass (brass offered as an option)
-Standard lightweight bell for quicker response (this feature also seems to counteract the dull sound usually associated with bronze or copper bells)
-Minimal bracing keeping the horn free to vibrate-Heavy mouthpiece receiver to concentrate the energy at the entry point of the horn for maximum efficiency.
-Heavy bottom caps standard for secure slotting in the upper register.
-Two sets of interchangeable valve springs standard – 1 set for a light, quick feel, 1 set for a rigid, secure feel
-Protec Single Trumpet Case
-Kanstul CG3 mouthpiece (Claude Gordon 3)
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Bore (inch): 0.470
Website: http://www.austinwinds.com
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Review Date: 7/19/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very Free blowing, easy to play.
Cons:

 
I've tried out a lot of professional trumpets in the last 2 months.
I'll be puchasing one of these, haven't made up my mind on the bell material yet, but the whole package can't be beat.
I've tried all three of these horns, Brass, Copper and Bronze.
They are very free blowing, sound full and wonderfull and are easily worth much more than they are asking !
But don't tell them that!
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Review Date: 11/28/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: great response, core of sound is excellent
Cons: yellow brass bell is a little bright for all around use, the bronze bell will be more middle of the road for most peoples tastes as well as more versatile with a bigger sound spectrum of colors...

 
Highly recommend this horn...Dave and the gang at austin winds are a fabulous bunch of guys and really know a lot about fitting someone with the right equipment. Great horn!!!
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Review Date: 1/19/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,600.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Precision of fit, free blowing, easy to play, great tone
Cons: none

 
I've played many, many different high end trumpets over the past several months (Bachs and Schilkes mainly). This one is the winner! When I was younger, my first pro model trumpet was a XL bore Bach strad. which I sold and regret ( a lot of memories associated with that horn). Years back, I felt like it was a little too big of a bore for me so i had to sell it to buy what I wanted at the time. As I got my chops back in shape after college (I play semi-professionally now) I tried the Maynard Ferguson Model trumpet with the XL .468 bore and I felt like I was falling into the horn. I felt the same way about my old trumpet (the XL bore Strad).
A couple of years further down the road with BETTER CHOPS, I now play a different mouthpiece with a tighter back bore and have found my ML bore trumpets to be too stuffy. After much research and testing different horns, I stumbled across the austin winds website and I am so thankful I did.
This trumpet plays like a dream just as Doug and Dave promised. They are the BEST to deal with BTW. These guys are so friendly and KNOW what they are talking about! I was a little worried about trying a trumpet of this bore size, but after talking with Doug for a while I felt pretty comfortable with the decision. They are fast shippers BTW.
Anytime you do an equipment change, there is going to be an adjustment period. Doug was right, it's been a couple of weeks and I've gotten used to it and this thing really sings!! It played well from the start but it's even better than I could have imagined now. It's a great match for my mouthpiece. This trumpet is free blowing but I don't feel like I'm about to fall into the mouthpiece like I used to with larger bore horns (having the right mouthpiece with the right backbore can make a difference).
This was my first Kanstul horn and I was amazed by the quality of the build, great compression, precision slide and valve fit, silky smooth valves with the option of light springs or traditional guage springs. I like the lighter springs. I did pull them slightly to give them just a little more force behind them. The only problem I noticed (and this is really not a problem) is that the valve buttons have a narrow edge underneath (not sharp, but small) as their contact point for the rubber cushion. I really press hard on the valves some times when I play. When I pressed really hard I noticed the valves felt sluggish (when popping back up) with the light guage springs. This was due to the narrow contact point of the valve buttons grabbing the rubber stopper/cushion and one drop of oil on the rubber valve stops eliminated that problem totally. They are THE BEST valves I have ever played!!
This trumpet is very flexible and you can jump around all over the place on it. For me, that's what makes this trumpet easier to play compared to others. You don't have to fight it. You can just play.
The tone is very full and brightens up in the upper register. I am so very pleased with the tone. My tone on on my ML bore horns was a little too bright and not full enough. The tone on this trumpet is much smoother,full but still sizzles!
This trumpet is an outstanding value and bypasses the Zeus Olympus with the addition of a slide stop mechanism on the 1st and 3rd valve slides. The 3rd valve slide also has a pull slide for easy emptying.
Check out the Austin winds website and read the testimonials. You will see some big names trading in some big name horns to get one of these Austin Stage470LT trumpets. Enough said.
Thank you Kanstul, Doug and Dave!

This was an unsolicited review of a great instrument. I am not affiliated with Kanstul or Austin Winds. I just wanted to offer a helping hand of info for others on the search for a great instrument. Good luck!
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Review Date: 3/26/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,800.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Can't overblow this horn, it sings and zings when pushed
Cons: Rather dull when played low and soft

 
Never had been able to play on large bore horns before, but just love this horn. I live in Austin and a number of players are using them. I purchased the brushed copper and play with a Warburton 6 top w/ a KT backbore. The Bach feels small now but have no trouble switching between the two horns. I also purchased the heavy valve top/bottom caps and don't like playing the horn w/out 'em. Great valves and a great free-blowing, responsive, horn w/ great intonation.
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