The JT RS was inspired by the Jet-Tone RS2, which was designed for and played by the legendary Roy Stevens. Mr. Stevens played with some legendary greats such as Tommy Dorsey, Bunny Berigan, and Benny Goodman. Later he headed his own big band, which won the Downbeat Band of the Year Award in 1950. Mr. Stevens is also credited with developing the Stevens-Costello embouchure system (with his trumpet instructor William Costello), which is still popular today.
The JT RS is kept in stock in the stunning Legends Vintage blank, which has a beautiful art deco look. There isn’t a lot of excess mass, which makes it versatile enough for general playing but with plenty of zing for those solo and lead parts! The rim is round and soft, with some undercut for chop room. The cup is shallow, and is the traditional Jet-Tone convex V shape. The rounded entrance to the throat allows great air flow for a nice big sound even in the upper register. Slotting is excellent with the JT RS. Legends Brass has updated the original with our enhanced throat (#27), enhanced throat cylinder length, and the Legends Vegas backbore. These modifications enhance endurance, range and sound for the player. The Jet-Tone RS2 had an inside diameter of .654″. Legends Brass offers the JT RS in two inside diameter sizes: .654″, like the original, and also 624″.
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