How is improved efficiency possible?
Jason Harrelson has revitalized the research and development of trumpet physics and applied his high efficiency designs to every Harrelson Trumpet. By reducing the energy loss in the standing wave, response, tone, dynamics, slotting, range and endurance are greatly improved. Standing Wave Efficiency (SWE) is the term coined by Harrelson which describes the efficiency of an instrument. The higher the SWE, the better the horn.
SWE Mod Kits were designed to increase Standing Wave Efficiency, reducing the effort necessary to play anything on the trumpet. If this seems impossible, then consider what science has done for other industries in the past 50 years. Automobiles get better fuel mileage AND have more power than ever before and computers and cell phones are smaller, faster and more powerful every month. Science does apply to every aspect of life INCLUDING trumpets and the science of trumpet playing. Try a SWE Mod Kit today and see for yourself that efficiency will change your playing immediately.
Q: What can I expect from upgrading my instrument with SWE Mod Kits?
Read our Guide to Understanding SWE Mod Kits
Q: Do you make SWE Mod Kits for my brand of trumpet, flugelhorn or piccolo?
A: Yes. We make them for every make and model. If we don't already have your sizes on file, we will measure your samples and build you a set at no additional cost to you.
Q: How can I order a Mod Kit for my trumpet?
A: Click Here to order through our online store or call us at 651-330-7774 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What are the weights of Harrelson Trumpets bottom caps?
A: As a general guideline for standard SWE bottom caps:
Q: Which weight should I order?
A: Each size has unique advantages
Q: Which inlays are available for my Mod Kit and how much do they cost?
A: We offer over 200 custom inlays. For a partial list of inlay options click here