Designed with and played by one of the greatest trumpet players of our time.
- Loud and clear
Full in all registers
Broad dynamic range
S.E. SHIRES Doc Severinsen Destino III Bb Trumpet
The premier S.E. Shires B-flat trumpet, the Destino III was developed through a close collaboration between Doc Severinsen and the craftsmen of S. E. Shires over several years. The Destino III includes several specific design elements not found on other standard S.E. Shires trumpet. As you might expect, it works outstandingly for jazz and for commercial/popular music. It has also become popular among discriminating classical trumpet players who find it useful for everything from solo literature to large orchestral works.
Doc Severinsen has poured a lifetime of experience, and countless hours of experimentation, research, and development at the S.E. Shires factory into achieving the incredible balance of components that make up the Destino III. The custom leadpipe provides an ideal combination of stability and flexibility; its efficient front end balances the openness of the unbraced, semi-round tuning slide while complimenting the centered, custom Model A bell taper. Nickel-silver balusters add brilliance and character to the sound. Narrow bracing contributes to the instrument’s superlative response, cleanness, and ease of attack. Powerful and direct in the upper and middle registers, this instrument also boasts a surprisingly beefy low register. And despite its potential for great power, the Destino III’s lightweight front end and efficient venturi make it capable of incredible delicacy. The Doc Severensin Destino III unlocks an unbelievably broad spectrum of nuance and color for any player. Mouthpiece and case not included.
Recognized as a leader in brass instrument design and innovation, S.E. Shires Co. sets the benchmark for blending traditional craftsmanship with high-tech consistency and precision. Shires fabricates its bells, tubing, and valve sections onsite in its Massachusetts factory to exacting standards. The valve components are tested thoroughly for accurate tolerances and perfect action at every stage of manufacture. Shires draws its own slide tubes to precise tolerances, assembling them without tension, and aligning them carefully to assure smooth, trouble-free action that is second to none. This handcrafted approach to instrument construction also ensures that the sound of every S.E. Shires trombone displays incredible depth, complexity and character—giving the player an unrivalled sonic palette with which to work. S.E. Shires makes beautiful instruments, built to last for many years.
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- Key: Bb
Bore: .459 inch
Doc Severinsen Bell: 4 ¾-inch, one-piece, hand-hammered, custom Doc Severinsen "A" (centered) taper in standard weight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and French (flat) bead
Doc Severinsen Leadpipe: .345-inch venturi, lightweight yellow brass; efficient, flexible, open and free blowing, with easy, immediate response
C Tuning slide: unbraced, semi-round, dual-radius bend with standard water key; flexible; responsive and malleable at low volumes, powerful and bold at high volumes.
Piston material: hand-lapped Monel
Valve cluster: two-piece casings, lightweight, with nickel-silver balusters; short bracing between the bell and valve cluster, the valve cluster and leadpipe.
Bell engraving: Doc Severinsen Destino III custom engraving
Features: custom lightweight slides with heavyweight crooks, 1st-valve slide harmonic balancer (adjustable-tension weight in the crook), 3rd-valve slide water key
Finish: silver plate
(mouthpiece and case not included)