Adams P1 Piccolo Trumpet

Adams P1 Piccolo Trumpet


Adams P1 Piccolo Trumpet

Please contact your dealer for price and availability
This brand new design has been incredibly well received from all musicians, be it the orchestral player, soloist, chamber musician and jazz artist. We currently offer the standard model with our sterling silver bell and 11.5 mm bore for superior intonation, projection, crispness and unparalleled depth. The instrument is available in numerous custom configurations that only Adams Custom Brass can offer, including an 11 mm bore (for added resistance and intimacy for the soloists), a proprietary short valve action model with incredibly smooth and fast action, and trigger assembly.


Based on our knowledge and years of experience, we created a standard configuration for all of our brass instruments, drawn from all of the custom possibilities. This configuration is the most popular, or, in our opinion, the best combination of specifications from the thousands of possibilities found in the Adams Custom Series.

Please note that for changes to the standard specifications we have a custom configurator to build an instrument to your own specific requirements.

P1 standard configuration:

Bell: Gold Brass - 100 mm
Bore: 11,5 mm
Finish: Silver plated
Gauge: 0,45

Build your own?

If you would like to configure your own A9 trumpet to your personal preferences, Adams will fully custom built your instrument. Please see below for custom options.

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

Of course this in particular is very much specific to the overall build characterstics of the individual model of our Custom Series instruments. For example the A4 trumpet is primarily considered to be a "heavy" profile trumpet. We have found that a thinner gauge in the bell maximizes the whole tonal and articulation spectrum for this model.

For all of our Custom Series instruments we use brass bodies with nickel silver tuning slides. Meanwhile we offer a choice in bell materials, all listed below with their specific characteristics.

Yellow Brass

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. This alloy is ideal for lead trumpet, commercial playing and studio work. Also a good choice for principal trumpet players in symphony orchestras or someone who is looking for good crispness to the articulated sound.

Gold Brass

Like the yellow brass bell this is a very versatile horn - 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 trumpet. It responds quickly and has good projection without getting as brilliant as the yellow brass bell. We find it to be suited to a host of applications: be it in the jazz soloist, the crossover artist, the classical soloist, or someone who is looking for depth to sound while still retaining projection.

Red Brass

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

We do offer all Custom Series Trumpet Models with a solid Sterling silver bell. 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.”

Next to the bell thickness (gauge) and bell material, we offer a choice in the finish of your Adams Custom Series instrument. These options slightly influence the sound color and for some it's just a matter of taste.

Raw Brass

This is actually no finish. The raw material of the instrument is only polished.

Silver Plated

This finish will liven and energize the sound slightly.

Gold Plated

This finish will leave the sound very similar to the original raw state.

Clear Lacquer

The instrument keeps the look of the raw material.

Gold Lacquer

A gold tone is added to the clear lacquer.

Copper Lacquer

A copper tone is added to the clear lacquer.

Antique Lacquer

Colored lacquer which gives the instrument a typical antique look.

Our Adams Custom Series offer many specific models as well as varation inside each model of instrument. Here are a few of the additional customizations we can offer.


We are pleased to offer this as a custom option for our clients. Please contact us or a dealer for more specific information.


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.

Multi-Color Inlays

We have a large stock of different materials, if you want to customize your valve buttons.

4th Valve

This additional option is available on our custom trumpets and flugelhorns extending the bottom range of the instrument.