Performing, touring, and recording major reggae trumpet player, grammy-nominated, living in Los Angeles, California.
My OIRAM II is easily the best trumpet I have ever played. I have always had in my mind what I consider to be the “ideal” trumpet tone: warm, full, and sweet, yet powerful and capable of cutting through a horn section or soaring over a full band. Before I experienced the OIRAM II, I had not thought it was possible for a single instrument to accomplish all of those sonic goals at the same time—but the OIRAM II can not only do all that, but do it with such little effort compared to other trumpets!
The versatility of the OIRAM II truly suits all of my professional needs. It can be dark and smooth when I want to play mellow ballads, but also clear and commanding when I need to step on the gas playing lead. I am continually surprised by what this instrument can do, and know that all I have to do is imagine it first. Thank you so much to Hub and the Van Laar team for making such superb instruments for the creative modern player!