Thick ring slide rings for a very comfortable feel in the hand
EDWARDS valve sectionThe AJ grizzly is an identical design to the Grizzly trumpet, but uses a slightly smaller bell flare. A smaller bell flare makes for a slightly brighter sound and just a little more projection. The first one was designed for Austin Johanning (AJ) while touring with a rock band that the horn section consisted of trumpet and trombone. He was playing a grizzly and the smaller bell helped distinguish his tone from the trombone. Austin Johanning is still currently playing this model.