Harrelson X-series X8 - Standard Lead
We built this trumpet in September of 2018. It came back to us on trade with a damaged leadpipe as a result of a dropped Torpedo case.
The brass collar repair joins two machined sections of the leadpipe that were broken. Repaired area does show slight discoloration on the Acoustic Armour as in first three photos. All other photos were taken when the trumpet was brand new.The price has been drastically reduced to reflect this clean professionally repaired condition.
Perfect for all-around, band, quintet, commercial, lead and section playing. This trumpet will easily blend with Bach, Yamaha and other horns. The "X8" is an experiment in standard round tuning slide design built with a lightweight bell that exhibits more resonance in Silver/Gold Acoustic Armour.
This horn incorporates the Harrelson Venturi Gap Receiver and our 2017 Summit CNC machined high efficiency leadpipe to give you full adjustability. Fine tune air flow, flexibility, slotting and resonance with the world's only VGR system. Matching Harrelson Modular Mouthpiece available to further adjust projection pattern, tone color and intonation.
Our new X-series trumpets give you the opportunity to own truly innovative instruments that are sure to become very collectible. Built with the same high quality components as our VPS Summit and Muse series, each X-horn is a true prototype designed to test a new idea, design or material. Jason will be building a total of 100 X-series trumpets, which will be featured in a full color photo book complete with descriptions, build photos and details on each design. In addition, our YouTube channel will be featuring many of these horns as they are being designed and built. Own a unique piece of history that rivals the best trumpets of yesterday and today.
VPS Leadpipe 3 (2017 version) - fully adjustable slotting, flexibility, air flow and resonance with the world's only Variable Performance System
Bell 1LT - see chart
Standard round tuning slide
September 2018 Build Date
Matte silver and gold Acoustic Armour
VGR Receiver in 5/8" - removable venturi gap receiver system
Set of 9 VGR Inserts included to adjust flexibility, slotting, air flow & resonance (more options available)
Extra light Solid Brass Finger Buttons
1/2" SWE Recessed Top Caps
3/8" SWE Bottom Caps
3rd Slide Screw Stop
Case and Mouthpiece not included
Made in Denver, USA
Note: We will honor full trade value of this purchase towards a new custom built Harrelson VPS Summit, Summit One, Two or Muse trumpet anytime in the next 5 years. Trade must be in original condition.