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Dane Laboyrie’s “Laboyrie” model


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Dane laboyrie …. Temby Trumpet Artist:

“I’m very excited to announce that you can now try (and buy) my very own custom model Temby trumpet which has been designed, hand assembled and hand finished by David Temby.

David & I spent a lot of time working through his entire range of trumpets to develop this versatile horn to cover a range of stylistic applications from playing lead trumpet in a big band to creating a warm, beautiful and unique sound in a small ensemble with minimal effort ! (When I’m feeling good 😂)

I hope you’ll love it as much as I do” 🙌🏼🎺🙂   ……….. Dane

This model, is Dane Laboyrie’s choice for his “all round, versatile horn”. Dane is Sydney’s “young gun” trumpet man. When he asked me to assemble and customise a new horn, he was hoping to achieve the almost impossible … a horn that would be legitimate for repertoire, whilst capable of warm breathy jazz and wait for it … perfect for theatre work … oh no, not more? … a lead horn that could light right up and aid endurance for those long, hard workouts!

Mission accomplished! … Dane and I communicated for months about sound, response, projection, agility, airflow, slots, etc etc etc, before getting together to build his new horn. It was a “big ask” for sure and I wasn’t sure that we were going to be able to achieve everything that he was looking for.  A lot of time was put into recording Dane in many different settings, and analysing his playing so that the build could begin, and the correct components could be assembled to achieve the result that Dane was searching for.

The Temby Laboyrie custom model trumpet is now available for other players to own.

Features include a Temby 725L lightweight yellow brass bell. It has an early taper with a 5″ bell diameter, and the horn is built on a silver plated Temby professional valve section which is fast, smooth and reliable. In addition to the medium heavy weight bottom caps, it also includes a hollow brass bottom valve cap extender (20mm) which can be easily fitted to the 1st valve. This is the final micro adjustment that provided Dane Laboyrie with the sound and slots that he was looking for. Like all Temby hand assembled trumpets, modifications can be made over time to enhance or alter certain characteristics of the horn.

The blow is open, and the tone is broad, but with a defined core. There is just enough resistance to provide  support for the player, without creating too much back-pressure. For legit playing, the sound is refined, for jazz, Dane is able to produce a very broad and lyrical sound, and for lead – the horn just takes off with projection and more focus, but without harshness of tone. The lightweight big bell allows for a wider range of tonal colours and faster response. The weight balance of the horn also makes this a very comfortable horn to play for extended periods.

This David Temby hand assembled trumpet has it’s own individual look with hand finished “fine matting” of the brass bell and silver plated leadpipe and sections of the valve slides.  Dane worked alongside me in the workshop so that every detail was personalised for him, and his own horn. These features are available right now on a “ready to purchase” horn, just like Dane’s.

General specifications:

ML .460″ bore, yellow brass valve section silver plated, monel pistons, amado water keys, Mother of pearl valve top inserts, medium heavy bottom caps,  D shaped and rounded tuning slides and comprehensive 6 year warranty.

A case is not included as most players will already have their favourite. If you want a new case, then please contact me with your requirements.

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