MH-One, Double bell trumpet
With our instrument a fast sound change is made possible through an additional valve, which leads to a second bell, which can be tuned and rotated by 180 degrees. In 1975 we already designed and built this trumpet in our workshop. At that time, with two different sound pieces – one more like a flugelhorn, the other slim and light. A You Tube video from Bobby Shew, playing a Double Bell Trumpet in the 80-ies, shows that we were not the only ones with this idea.
In the year 2000, we built a Double Bell model for a bass trombone, for Gérard Buquet of the Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Over the years we have further developed the design of our Double Bell Trumpet. But what is an instrument without the musicians and the music? And so our design lay dormant until the relationship between Wolf Kerschek and Matthias Höfs deepened. They connected, and Kerschek’s composition began to take shape. We completed the development of the Double Bell Trumpet, presented in “Adventures of a Trumped“, that enables tone and music variations that were unheard of before.
Bore: 11,50 mm,
1. bell: Yellowbrass, Typ Nr. 7, wallthickness 0,40 mm, Mainzer rim
2. bell: Yellowbrass, Typ Nr. 7, wallthickness 0,40 mm, Mainzer rim, turnable