The E1 euphonium is available in 4 different thicknesses: 0.50 mm, 0.55 mm, 0.60 mm and 0.70 mm. This offers the player the opportunity to go for a thin and lighter instrument, offering direct response and a free blowing sound. The instrument features 4 compensated valves, and a 305 mm diameter bell.
We offer our bells in a choice of gauge. In very general terms:
- The thinner the gauge of the bell results in a more energized, faster response.
- The ticker the gauge of the bell will result in more stability and density to the sound
This bell is an excellent mix of materials for all round work as this material is very versatile. The sound is clear and brilliant at all dynamic levels, with a good core and great projection.
Like the yellow brass bell this is a very versatile material - a near perfect blend of warmth and projection. The gold brass brings a depth to the sound which is very smooth, rich and dark, however it is still a lively and agile instrument. It responds quickly and has good projection without getting as brilliant as the yellow brass bell.
The Red Brass bell material is an ideal choice for the soloist who is looking for the richest, warmest, thickest sound available. Higher in copper content than our other two bell choices this provides the player with the smoothest transitions from note to note. Articulations are veiled (although with a lighter Red Brass bell option it is greatly improved) and sound shape is overall a bit wider in shape.
Sterling silver is a very versatile material but also much more dependent on the individual’s particular ability level. Therefore we recommend this bell option for the serious amateur or professional. The general characteristics are the bell is much darker and thicker when played at soft to medium volumes. When this bell is pushed the higher overtones are much more present and the result is a wonderful sound with great “sparkle.”
This is actually no finish. The raw material of the instrument is only polished.
This finish will liven and energize the sound slightly.
This finish will leave the sound very similar to the original raw state.
The instrument keeps the look of the raw material.
A gold tone is added to the clear lacquer.
A copper tone is added to the clear lacquer.
Colored lacquer which gives the instrument a typical antique look.
An additional trigger can be build on every Adams Custom Series euphonium
We have a large stock of different materials, if you want to customize your valve buttons.
Anything from your name to a complete custom made design is possible now for your instrument. For specific pricing and information, please contact your nearest authorized dealer.