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Scodwell Trumpets
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100% of reviewers $2,349.00 10.0


Specifications: Bore : .460 Inches
Monel pistons with special design ballastors.
Nickel silver outer slides tuning slide only.
Inner-Outer first and third tuning slide design.
4 3/4 inch hand hammered yellow brass bell, in 25 gauge. Bell is one piece design with a special annealing process.
Cast “S” braces individually placed during assembly.
Because Tony Scodwell is of the highest rank as a trumpet player and is equally skilled as a craftman, the Scodwells Trumpet combines the very best of both worlds. After 20 years of involvement with the layout and design of trumpets for several manufactures, Scodwell decided that for him to maintain the exceptional standards he required in his trumpets, they would have to be assembled personally in his shop, playing each instrument throughout the assembly for optimum results.

Starting with the raw valve cluster, leadpipes are added, carefully following prescribed specifications. These specifications do not vary. From this point, numerous bells are play-tested with the valve/leadpipe assembly until a balanced match is obtained. Usually, it is with a group of top level trumpeters listening and playing to the numerous combinations.

Once a bell is selected, it is mounted to the valve/leadpipe assembly only at the rear of the instrument. Careful buffing and soldering of the bell bead wire is done and once again the horn is play-tested at this stage to determine the exact placement of the front “S” brace.Scodwell feels that this placement of the front “S” brace along with the special annealing of the bell allow the bell to project with a more clearly defined core and vibrance than the other trumpets. For these reasons, a brace is not placed between the second valve ballaster and bell, allowing the bell to work more as an integrated unit.

The player will feel “life” in the instrument, not only in their hands, but on the face as well. In real world playing situations, feedback via the ears and body is vital. We do not play in Carnegie Hall every day. Scodwell feels his advantage over other makers is his ability to actually be playing at the very top levels on a regular basis.

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Bore (inch): 0.460
Bell (inch): 4.750
Bell Type: 1 Piece
Valves: Monel, 3
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Review Date: 2/8/2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $2,400.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Great sound, fast valves, ease of response
Cons: none

I recently purchased my Scodwell trumpet through Rayburn Music of Boston. This is clearly one of the best trumpets I have ever played. The tone, pitch and projection are absolutely fantastic. The valve action is great and I swear that I can play faster. Craftsmanship and quality of construction is just great. What a horn!!! I recommend this horn to everyone. Rating 10+
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Review Date: 12/20/2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $2,495.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Easy blow, very responsive, fantastic!!
Cons: none!

Clearly the best trumpet I have ever played. I went to this from a Kanstul WB. I also have had or still have; NY Bach, MV Bach, Lawler, Schilke and newer Bach and this horn just blows them away. Only problem is that they are hard to get!
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Review Date: 12/6/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $2,750.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Great attention to detail. Great response and intonation especially in upper register. Well suited for lead and commecial use.
Cons: None

Been touring with Broadway productions for 10 years. Just bought my Scodwell before going out with my current tour playing lead. Great horn with a great core and really good intonation in the upper register. Slots really well which gives you great confidence especially at the end of a long blow ! Getting similar opinions from my fellow trumpet players on the job when they play the horn. Bravo !
Tony !
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Review Date: 10/17/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,900.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Core,slotting,response,projection
Cons: Length -does not fit all cases (minor issue)

Best horn ever -search is over! HAve had many lawlers,callets,getzen,holton,etc. This is an incredibly easy horn to play -the dense thick core is great -also soars up high. Now I need to decide on the flugel!
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Review Date: 6/10/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $2,200.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Great sound and slotting
Cons: none

This horn makes trumpet playing fun!!!
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