Andalucia Musical Instruments proudly presents
AdVance Phase III Bb Soprano "Jr."
with Kanstul Powerbore Bell
Andalucia AdVance Series Phase III Bb Bugle!
Between 1977 to 1991, the King K20 Soprano Bugle was the choice of many Drum Corps International (DCI) world champions. Due to its wide flare bell, large bore valve case and extended lead pipe, the K20 produced an unmatchable volume and overtone. Unfortunately, the K20 was unsuitable outside of DCI for being in key of G! Countless top ranked high school and university marching bands around the world have attempted to capture the sound of the Soprano G bugle - All without success. The magic of G bugle was lost when DCI switched to traditional key in 2000. Even though major manufactures have bridged the gap on Mellophone, baritone and Euphonium, the sound of Soprano Bugle remains missing. I was told by many brass makers the physics behind Soprano Bugle bell was not compatible with Bb platform, hence the challenge was accepted!
Through months of R&D, I was able to locate the original bell mandrel for the K20 and started to work on this so-called impossible project and the result was stunning! Not only this new horn matches the sound produced by the King K20 Soprano Bugle, it plays more in tune and slots better above the staff! A downscaled Powerbore version was also developed at the same time for lead players. These horns are no doubt, some of the most powerful soprano brass ever created! In fact, with our newly developed hybrid gold brass, this revolutionary design is more powerful than the King K20, and it is changing the world of marching pageantry! It is the rebirth of a new era for Bugles! You have to play it to believe it!
Let's the the "Bugle" in Drum and Bugle Corps!
The World's First and Only Bb Soprano Bugle
AdVance Phase III Bb Soprano with K20 Bell
AdVance Phase III Powerbore Bb Soprano
AdVance Phase III Bb Soprano with Gold brass bell in brushed lacquer finish: $1600.00
AdVance Phase III Bb Soprano with Gold brass bell in Silver-plate finish: $1800.00
AdVance Phase III K20 Bb Soprano
Last update 2/7/2017
Andalucia Musical Instruments
AdVance Phase III Bb Soprano with polished copper bell in brushed lacquer body finish: $2000.00
*We can only produce a small handful of this model between June through November, please contact us for availability.
0.469" Large Bore
5-1/4" Gold Brass K20 Bugle Bell
White Brass Lead Pipe
Compact Shepherd's Crook
Extra Heavy Valve Cap
Carbone Blasted Monel Pistons
Standard Gold Plated Trim
Powerbore 5-1/4" Gold Brass Powerbore Bell