Chicago 'VR' Model

In addition to the information on this page, if you haven't read it already, we also suggest that you check out the improvements we have made to the whole chicago range - you can do this on the Chicago Models page.

This is the big boy of the Chicago range. Massive big, dark sound. Capable of tremendous volume and extreme subtlety as well. Blow it hard and the sound just gets bigger and bigger, never really introducing much cut. It just gets louder and louder. There is no shut off point either. It will just keep increasing in volume till you physically can’t give it any more air.

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But it also has a softer side. This is probably the main reason for the Chicago Customs popularity with Jazz soloists. A warmth of sound at lower volumes that other trumpets so rarely possess. The ability to taper off the volume to little more than a whisper without loosing control. The way you can change the tonal colours within the same musical phrase. This makes it one of the most expressive and lyrical trumpets you could ever play.

Chicago Custom
Chicago Custom
Chicago Custom
Chicago Custom
Chicago Custom
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Specifications


Chicago Custom

Bore ML (.460”) or L (.470")
Valves Stainless steel
Valve case Knuckles All nickel
Bell Diameter 133-135mm (nominal)
Bell Material Red brass (Yellow brass optional)
Bell Thickness Heavy gauge (annealed)
Leadpipe Machined one piece
Cap Set Heavyweight
Tuning Slides Extra Thick tube
Construction Unstressed
Bracing Custom fitted plates


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