2nd digit = Valve Section (all of them are "3" - meaning we're currently using our third generation valve section)
3rd digit = Bell Option
bore size option
131-ML has the small leadpipe, yellow 5 inch bell, and medium large bore size.
234-ML has the medium leadpipe, gold brass 5 inch bell, and medium large bore size.
Here are our most popular models for these playing styles:
Lead / Commercial
131-ML or 33T-ML
Lead / Extreme Upper Register
234-ML or 33T-ML
All-Around, Commercial / Orchestral
Other configurations are available on request. Please contact us to discuss options, pricing, and availability.
Warburton C Trumpet
Why does the Warburton Trumpet play so much better than the others?
There's actually many reasons - however one of the big reasons is the Warburton "Slot Receiver". Many players already know about the "gap" and the role it plays with all trumpet/mouthpiece combinations. Careful attention paid to finding the range of gap measurement which works well for your particular mouthpiece and trumpet solves many issues some players never realized they were fighting against.
Seeing the impact the gap has on playability, Terry Warburton decided further experimentation with this area of the trumpet's air stream was worth looking into. After examining and modifying many other horns, it became evident there was significant value in having a consistent cylindrical area between the gap and the beginning of the tapered leadpipe. This concept has evolved into the Warburton “Slot Receiver” - a standard feature exclusive to the Warburton Trumpet.
One of the first things players notice about the Warburton Trumpet is how easily the notes slot into place, and the locked in feel of the note - throughout the entire range of the horn!
Play test a Warburton Trumpet and see for yourself.
Every Warburton Trumpet, Cornet, and Flugelhorn is hand-assembled by Terry himself