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Temby Customised Trumpet – 2015 No.3

Highly respected Australian lead player and Temby Artist – Matthew Tubman’s horn.

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Temby Customised Trumpet – 2015 No.3

The 2015 No.3 Customised trumpet by David Temby features the new Temby 725L lightweight yellow brass bell. It has an early taper with a 5″ bell diameter. For comparison purposes, this bell is similar in dimensions to a traditional “72” design, but takes advantage of thinner, more responsive walls, and a larger 5” bell diameter. This widens the spread of sound, and provides the player with more feedback.

The blow is open, and the tone is broad. The lightweight bell allows for a wider range of tonal colours and faster response. The balance of the horn makes this a very comfortable horn to play for extended periods. Although the tone is broad, this horn has a defined core which makes it equally at home as a lead horn, or as an all round “workhorse”. For a very capable lead horn, the bottom end is also huge.

This 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. It’s a mixture of classic and contemporary.

Cycralign™ treatment has enhanced the vibrational characteristics, harmonic structure and airflow of this trumpet. *See more below.

The Bob Reeves Valve Alignment has been done already. It is acknowledged throughout the international trumpet playing community, that this operation results in pitch refinement, improves sound colour, locks in slots better and enhances accuracy and consistency. Test playing by some of Australia’s finest, rates this horn as “exceptional”.


The MAW valve

“As another option, I have fitted “MAW” valves plus a combination of hollow medium long and long (20 gram) valve caps, and Harrelson tops to this horn to see if there is a difference? YES! … better or worse? NO! … just different! … I personally love it this way!” … “This gives the player the choice of adding individual components to achieve the best individual result” … David Temby


The Cycralign™ process has been used for a number of years to alter metals and alloys at a molecular level to improve structure, strength, wear and vibration coefficients. The process is based on extensive scientific research, testing and proven efficiency in the reduction and even elimination of the residual stresses caused by manufacture. In alloy metals, imperfect rows of atoms are stacked densely on top of each other. When metal is heated (soldered), bent, milled, pressed etc, the atoms can be pushed apart and whole planes are forced out of alignment, known metallurgically as dislocating. With the advanced “cycling” process used by Cycralign™ as opposed to standard one step cryogenic processes anchored in the 1960’s, the results of the treatment are stress reduced products with a regulated and homogenous molecular and crystal structure.

General specifications:

All Temby Professional and Custom Trumpets feature ML .460″ bore, yellow brass valve section, monel pistons, amado water keys, West Australian mother of pearl valve top inserts, medium heavy bottom caps, deluxe backpack case, D and rounded tuning slides (except reverse leadpipe custom models) and comprehensive 6 year warranty.