The Adams F5 is combination of vintage sound concepts combined with advancements in modern technology. This instrument features Adams' short action v...Click To Read More About This Product
Precision play, vintage sound.
The Adams F5 is combination of vintage sound concepts combined with advancements in modern technology. This instrument features Adams' short action valves and a specially designed bell that complements the chassis. The Adams short-action valves are a straight, direct-air column ported valve-set with a compact feel and fast action. The special bell's profound resonance makes for a pure, rich, warm and very fluid flugelhorn. This horn is equipped with a full copper bell, which further enhances the instrument's lush and rich timbre.
Bell: Copper - 160 mm
Bore: ML 10.5 mm
Free-blowing with a dark and gripping tone.
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Comments about Adams F5 Selected Series Professional Bb Flugelhorn:
I purchased this instrument about 2 months ago and absolutely love it!!! I already was playing and Adams F5 with a gold brass bell and thought it was the best horn I've ever played...UNTIL...I tried this model!!! It blew away my GB Model!! I'm a professional player and have probably owned in excess of 250 horns. THIS one is...BY FAR...the BEST instrument I have ever owned. It seems to play itself!! I've own ed other copper belled flugels but they have always been to muddy/trombonish sounding for my taste. The Adams F5 all copper has a very nice center to it and definitely is in NO WAY muddy soun ding. The short-stroke valves are amazing and there's not a note on the horn that's out of tun e. I'm one of those players that uses the upper register on a flugel and I was ecstatic at how easy this flugel plays up there. Depending on the depth mouthpiece you use it can go from VERY warm sounding with a deep piece to bright enough for a big band setting with a shallower flugelhorn piece. Since I do ALOT of jazz trio work I use a Warburton FLX cup and it gives me exactly the sound that I hear in my head that I've been wanting for years!!! BTW...it comes with TWO pipes that accept the same large morse taper. The difference between the 2 is that they have different venturi's which make a huge difference in the blow. I prefer the more open pipe which is marked with 3 rings on the end as opposed to 2 rings on the tighter pipe. The horn also comes with a gorgeous leather trimmed gig bag that is VERY protective. I know this instrument has a fairly high price tag but IMO it is worth every Penney that I paid for it!!! Not to mention that the flugel is a GORGEOUS piece of work that the people at Adams have created!!! Try it...you'll like it!!!!
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