Model 5F

Model 5F
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• .462"-bore, two-piece, standard-weight valve cluster with nickel brass balusters
• "5" bell flare, one-piece yellow brass, standard-weight, French bead—centered, warm and projecting sound
• "YEB" leadpipe—open and freeblowing, .349" venturi

The Model 5F features a special "5" bell taper with a slightly squarer bell bend, side seam, and French bead. These characteristics give its sound added complexity, cushion the blow slightly, and enhance its projection and power. The bell of the 5F differs from standard "5" bells in that it is bent slightly longer, resulting in a different Z-brace placement. For some players, this can open up the feel on top of the staff and can improve the attack, while maintaining the centered sound of the "5" bell. Matched with a custom leadpipe and W tuning slide, it produces an ideal balance of brilliance, agility, depth and projection. Nickel-silver balusters and valve caps add brilliance and character, increase its core, and contribute to cleanness and immediacy of attack. The Model 5F is an incredible orchestral C trumpet.