24 years of research & Development
Jason Harrelson has been researching and applying SWE technology since 1993 both in the lab and real world playing situations. In pursuit of lasting solutions, he has personally built over 800 unique trumpet designs and over 1200 individual trumpets as of 2017. Hundreds of acoustic, psycho-acoustic and mechanical experiments involving instrument/mouthpiece design and embouchure with thousands of students, colleagues and clients worldwide give Harrelson the knowledge and understanding necessary to match trumpet design properties with each client's specific needs.
His first experiments on trumpet mouthpieces and mod kits involved adding inertia to existing designs. Today, we add inertia both through FEA software and specific mass design techniques to achieve added efficiency unmatched in our industry. The ultimate goal, to build the highest efficiency, variable performance trumpet weighing less than 1 pound, will soon be within reach.
We will be updating this page in the near future to include photos and an interview with Jason giving you insight into the continuing R&D efforts at Harrelson Trumpets.