Here is a Flip Oakes Celebration Bb Trumpet in silver. This trumpet features a .470" large bore and a 4.75" bell. This Kanstul production of Flip Oakes instrunments is no longer available since the closing of the Kanstul factory, so if you want one you can only get them used! This particular one has 2 pieces of lead tape on the bell (as suggested by Jon Faddis) to enhance the resonance and stability of the trumpet, and it really shows! The trumpet has smooth valves and great compression. The only downside to it really is a couple spots of pitting as well as inner bell scratches most probably from a bad stand. The Celebration model seems to show up less for sale (compare to Flip's Wild Thing) so grab this one while it lasts! Comes with 2 tuning slides (#1 and #2) and original Protec Pro Pac contoured case.
Here are information from Flip Oakes' website:
Classic design with a free-blowing .470" large bore produces a full rich exciting sound, fast response, superior intonation, and great flexibility. The Celebration possesses the same quality of craftsmanship as all the Flip Oakes and Wild Thing instruments and is personally set up by Flip himself, a highly skilled artisan and musician. Flip has developed a systematic enhancement process that includes fine tuning and digital valve alignment that ensures the quality of each and every horn.
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