I have made the decision to push back the release of Rumors & Dreams by at least two more weeks. This is in response to hopeful clients expressing concerns that they need more time to be financially ready to take advantage of release day pre-order discounts. And I plan to record the official release video using the new SpectraTone Red mouthpiece, which I am finishing next week. I personally believe the Rumors trumpet variation designed for lead and commercial playing, will sound best with the new SpectraTone Red mouthpiece.
Unrelated to R&D, September is the last month you can order a custom 3rd generation VPS Summit trumpet. If you love the smooth or crosshatch style crooks, this will be your last opportunity to place an order. We have a limited selection of these components remaining before they are retired forever. Laser welding techniques which produce the very smooth surface finishes will be replaced with two different processes, laser sintering and a screw array assembly system. Please email me with your intent to purchase a custom VPS Summit before the end of the month, so we can reserve the crook style of your choice.
And finally, I want to mention the upcoming release of SpectraTone Red, which will be exclusive to a new crowdfunding platform known as Backerkit. Much like Kickstarter, the Backerkit platform will allow you to choose the exact size of your SpectraTone Red mouthpiece and place a pre-order with delivery expected within 60 days. To test this new system, we will launch our Dichroic Glass Mod Kits in the coming days. This will be a short campaign as we have limited inventory of this new Mod Kit designed to improve efficiency and overall playability.
As always, feel free to contact me with your questions, or leave a comment here.