Arkansas 2022 Sponsor: Adams Musical Instruments

A partner in music for over fifty years

The family values upon which Adams built the company many decades ago still apply today. Dedication, pride, and reliability are the pillars on which the third generation of the Adams family works on the future. In 1970, André Adams had a dream to make the best musical instruments. Working in a region that is internationally known for its wind music, the bar was set high and remains high today. With son-in-law Frans Swinkels as director, Adams has grown into a global player in the market as a class brand in concert percussion and brass. With own music stores in Ittervoort (NL) and Lummen (B) for woodwind and brassdrums and percussion. With a splendid online store of course, and with a professional repair department for revisions, repairs and modifications on your beloved instrument.  The continuity for the future is guaranteed, because the third generation is now ready to take over. The core values remain unchanged. After all, collaboration and innovation are an important part of our tradition. Adams will remain a partner in the endless adventure of music. Inspiration – yours and ours – remains our common starting point. That is what binds us.

Adams Brass

To claim each instrument is handcrafted is a prodigious understatement. Driven only by perfection, each part is brought to life by the hands of our incredible instrument artisans.


Configure your own Adams trombone

Some people like a warmer sound. Some do not. Some people have huge lung capacity. Some do not. Some people need more playing resistance. Some do not. These are extremely personal factors that can affect an instruments design.

The Adams instrument builders like to go beyond expectations. With an in-house development and production, this means that we can fully customize your instrument according to your personal preferences.

Besides the standard configuration, Adams trombones offer a number of custom adjustments including different bells and slides to meet your personal playing style.


Every Adams trombone has a unique one-piece hand-hammered bell, made out of yellow brass, gold brass, or sterling silver. No matter which material you choose, these bells are unique, carefully made, and each give the musician different expressive possibilities.


All Adams slides have chrome plated nickel silver inner slides to guarantee the best possible hand-slide action. To get an instrument that fully meets your personal expectations, we offer a variety of slide options.

Yellow brass offers a lively, and centered tone. Nickel silver is known for its broader and more powerful playing character. The lightweight slides ad a bit of energetic response and brilliance to the tone.   


Adams delivers through an extensive network of dealers and distributors worldwide. Check out who to contact for further assistance in getting your new instrument. Dealer Locator.