The design of these trumpets is very unique, unlike others trumpets. Flip Oakes Wild Thing™ Trumpets are designed to enhance whatever style or sound YOU, the player, chooses to play.
These instruments are very well balanced for openness of blow and the size and quality of sound. These are the most open, free blowing trumpets ever made. With the fastest response, wonderfully strong slotting, and superb intonation, it maintains an incredible ease of flexibility and movement.
With carrying power that is unsurpassed, the Wild Thing™ Bb Trumpet’s exclusive design produces a sound that is very open and dark with a huge core when played with a symphonic mouthpiece.
In addition, it can also produce a very bright and vibrant lead sound when played with a lead player’s set up; and yet its sound retains its shape! Rather than closing-down, these trumpets open up as you play higher and higher!
This trumpet is a “Chameleon” in the sense that it produces a variety of sounds, depending how you approach it. Players of all different musical styles and playing situations are now playing the Flip Oakes Wild Thing™! Click on image to see larger version.
A. 1st slide thumb saddle and slide stop.
B. 3rd valve slide adjustable stop.
C. Specially designed tuning slides (two with each trumpet).
D. Nickel outer slides
E. Amado water keys.
F. Monel Pistons
G. Flip Oakes digital valve alignment
H. Open wrapped, one piece, hand hammered bell and open bell flare.
I. Specially designed lead pipe.
J. Includes Gladstone Case: Deluxe Wood Hard Shell, Leather Bound, Combination Locks, Mute and accessories compartment.