This is Dane Laboyrie’s, David Temby hand assembled trumpet . Dane is Sydney’s “young gun” trumpet man and 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.
This trumpet features a Temby 725L lightweight yellow brass bell where the graduation of the metal thickness has been altered around areas of the bell flare. 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. After the pics were taken, Dane now has a hollow brass bottom valve cap extender (20mm) fitted to the 1st valve. This is the final micro adjustment to provide him 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.
All Temby Professional, Custom and David Temby Hand Assembled 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 and some custom models) and comprehensive 6 year warranty.