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Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet  Lacquer

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For the young or novice player, the Etude ETR 100 Student Bb Trumpet is designed with comfort and ease in mind. With features like a generous bore, a...Click To Read More About This Product

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A quality trumpet for a beginner's price.

For the young or novice player, the Etude ETR 100 Student Bb Trumpet is designed with comfort and ease in mind. With features like a generous bore, a first-valve thumb saddle, and an adjustable third valve finger ring, the trumpet is easy to hold. This instrument is ideal for a beginner to be able to focus on learning how to properly form notes and practice intonation. This trumpetâ„¢s red brass lead pipe is designed for tone production and projection so that your instrumentâ„¢s music will reach to the back of the performance hall or blend perfectly with your marching band. The Etude ETR 100 Student Bb Trumpet also comes with a mouthpiece and instrument case making it the perfect starter kit for the beginning trumpet player.

FEATURES
  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: .460 in.
  • Lead Pipe: Standard Taper
  • Lead Pipe Material: Red Brass
  • Bell: 5 in. 2-piece
  • Bell Material: Yellow Brass
  • Valves: Stainless Steel
  • 1st Valve Slide Adjustment: Thumb Saddle
  • 3rd Valve Slide Adjustment: Adjustable Ring with Slide Stop
  • Features: One Key Valve Guides
  • Case: Molded ABS Plastic
  • Mouthpiece: 7C
  • Finish: Lacquer

Order today and watch your student grow musically, socially and intellectually.

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EtudeETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet
 
4.5

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (56)
  • Easy tone production (48)
  • Consistent (45)
  • Responsive (42)
  • Vibrant sound (42)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)
  • Not consistent (5)
  • None so far (3)

Best Uses

  • School bands (63)
  • Accompaniment (15)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Symphonies (5)
  • Jazz clubs (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (47), Experienced (25), Professional musician (7), Child (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's a trumpet, and I'm happy with it!

Though I am a professional musician, I must be clear that my experience playing trumpet, and specifically this trumpet,is only a few months. I am primarily a guitarist, but I consider myself...Read complete review

Though I am a professional musician, I must be clear that my experience playing trumpet, and specifically this trumpet,is only a few months. I am primarily a guitarist, but I consider myself a multi-instrumentalist. I did have some general knowledge of the trumpet before I began playing thanks to my educational background and my many brass-playing friends.

That said, if you are looking for a high-end instrument, this isn't it, HOWEVER that does not mean that this trumpet is bad. As a matter of fact, I have been playing this trumpet for three months now and I am impressed.

When you first take this trumpet out of the box, you will need to clean and re-oil the valves. The valves were sticky when I first un-boxed my trumpet. I expected as much because the instrument A) was cold from riding in the back of the delivery truck, and B) who knows how long it sat between the time it was manufactured and the time it ended up on my doorstep. Cleaning and oiling the valves is easy and you should do this regularly even on expensive trumpets. I think about it this way: valve oil is cheap; damage due to dry valves is expensive!

The mouthpiece it comes with may be a bit on the small side for me as far as cup diameter, but overall it is reasonably comfortable and reasonably easy to play through.

The bottom line: I like this trumpet, and I enjoy playing it. It is nothing fancy, but in my honest opinion, it can hold its own against any other trumpet out there. Overall, the build quality is solid, the intonation is solid, and the sound is clear. I am very happy with this instrument!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent at first, then goes downhill quickly

I bought this for my son to play in the orchestral band. After picking it up for less than half what it currently sells for, I thought it was a great deal based on...Read complete review

I bought this for my son to play in the orchestral band. After picking it up for less than half what it currently sells for, I thought it was a great deal based on the reviews.

Then a few weeks after he was playing it, he complained that the valves were sticking all the time, and his band instructor suggested we consider another trumpet. Since I had the 2 year extended warranty, I called Musician's Friend and they were very helpful in replacing it with a new one at no charge to me.

Unfortunately, the exact same thing happened with the second one. My son and his band instructor worked on the valves, cleaning, oiling with very good oil, etc. Nothing permanently helped. Two horns that do the exact same thing told me that any further replacements would be futile.

It was a good trumpet to learn whether or not my son would stick with playing the trumpet. Now that we know he will for the next 4 years, it's time to retire this and get him a durable one.

If you're looking for a "see if I like it" trumpet, this is a good starter. If you already know you'll be sticking with the trumpet, I'd strongly suggest looking at better quality, non-Chinese models.

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(28 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleasant surprise

By RKTrumpet

from Boston

Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

Wow. I picked this horn up as a travel horn when I don't want to risk taking my regular horn on vacation with me. With my regular mouthpiece it sounds just great. What a surprise. Nice pretty horn, well slotted, a little stuffy and stiff (no more than many much pricier horns), but keeps a good dark focused in-tune tone through all the dynamic levels in all ranges. (No fun with the mouthpiece that ships, get something you can put some air through.)

(16 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very nice horn for the price

By mom2davidnabi

from Ohio

Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

I wanted to replace my King Tempo trumpet because I lost one in a fire. I used to play a lot but now I only play occasionally so I didn't want to spend a lot. This is a great horn for the price. The valves work smoothly and it has a very good tone. It helped a lot when I replaced the mouthpiece with a 3C since that was what I was used to. I plan to buy another one next fall if my daughter decides to play trumpet in the band.

(13 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great price

By Tugger

from Florida

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Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

but you get what you pay for. Sounds very good & initially thought it was a great buy. However, after several months of play, the valves are sticking like glue. This has been independent of valve oil brand or amount.

(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Learning Trumpet

By Terry Mason

from Missouri

Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

A good trumpet for a beginner if you don't want to pay an outrageous amount to rent whatever your nearby supplier charges.
My twelve year old daughter loves that it's a lot lighter than the Yamaha we were renting for her first try in sixth grade band. She also mentions that it seems easier to use, and the valves move more smoothly.
It is a lighter alloy than some of the more expensive trumpets. The plastic case is light and feels sturdy. I cannot really comment on the overall quality of it as I know nothing about brass instruments.
Although the price has went up in recent months, it is still affordable at just over 100 dollars. I purchased this to get out of a VERY EXPENSIVE rental contract for a first year band student.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a trumpet, and I'm happy with it!

By TheMusicMan

from Pennsylvania

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy Tone Production
  • Fun To Play
  • Responsive
  • Vibrant Sound

Cons

  • None So Far

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Jazz Clubs
  • Learning
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues
  • Symphonies
  • Teaching
  • Teachinglearning

Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

Though I am a professional musician, I must be clear that my experience playing trumpet, and specifically this trumpet,is only a few months. I am primarily a guitarist, but I consider myself a multi-instrumentalist. I did have some general knowledge of the trumpet before I began playing thanks to my educational background and my many brass-playing friends.

That said, if you are looking for a high-end instrument, this isn't it, HOWEVER that does not mean that this trumpet is bad. As a matter of fact, I have been playing this trumpet for three months now and I am impressed.

When you first take this trumpet out of the box, you will need to clean and re-oil the valves. The valves were sticky when I first un-boxed my trumpet. I expected as much because the instrument A) was cold from riding in the back of the delivery truck, and B) who knows how long it sat between the time it was manufactured and the time it ended up on my doorstep. Cleaning and oiling the valves is easy and you should do this regularly even on expensive trumpets. I think about it this way: valve oil is cheap; damage due to dry valves is expensive!

The mouthpiece it comes with may be a bit on the small side for me as far as cup diameter, but overall it is reasonably comfortable and reasonably easy to play through.

The bottom line: I like this trumpet, and I enjoy playing it. It is nothing fancy, but in my honest opinion, it can hold its own against any other trumpet out there. Overall, the build quality is solid, the intonation is solid, and the sound is clear. I am very happy with this instrument!

(7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good for school band

By skadj48

from Undisclosed

Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

i played it in the school and im getting one i think it is great for what it is .

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Decent at first, then goes downhill quickly

By EdFromOhio

from Niles, Ohio

About Me Novice

See all my reviews

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Pros

  • Affordable
  • Good Finish

Cons

  • Valves Stick Constantly

Best Uses

    Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

    I bought this for my son to play in the orchestral band. After picking it up for less than half what it currently sells for, I thought it was a great deal based on the reviews.

    Then a few weeks after he was playing it, he complained that the valves were sticking all the time, and his band instructor suggested we consider another trumpet. Since I had the 2 year extended warranty, I called Musician's Friend and they were very helpful in replacing it with a new one at no charge to me.

    Unfortunately, the exact same thing happened with the second one. My son and his band instructor worked on the valves, cleaning, oiling with very good oil, etc. Nothing permanently helped. Two horns that do the exact same thing told me that any further replacements would be futile.

    It was a good trumpet to learn whether or not my son would stick with playing the trumpet. Now that we know he will for the next 4 years, it's time to retire this and get him a durable one.

    If you're looking for a "see if I like it" trumpet, this is a good starter. If you already know you'll be sticking with the trumpet, I'd strongly suggest looking at better quality, non-Chinese models.

    (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    How do they do it?

    By Ziggy-EzZ9F

    from Aspen, CO

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    Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

    I'm new to the trumpet, so I can't really review its playability compared to other models, but it seems very well made and appears like it will hold up over time if properly cared for. My big question is how do they do it? After close examination, how do they manufacture this instrument for a mere $99, including shipping from China and a fair markup for MF? And the free case, while not professional quality, isn't bad either. Keep in mind you must fully compress the tuning slide to close the case.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Deal

    By CodyMac88

    from Tennessee

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy Tone Production
    • Fun To Play
    • Responsive
    • Vibrant Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

        I was in band in Jr. High over ten years ago, we went through four band directors so I quit. They stole my trumpet and gave it away. I have not owned one since until now. I thought this cheap trumpet would be a good starting point and so far it is. Everything works well, I may get a different mouthpiece down the road but not because there is anything wrong with it, it is the most used size I believe just a bit small for me personally. I have fuller lips than average, not a fault on the vendor. My only suggestion, since this is geared towards beginners/students is that you include a little bottle of valve oil. I knew I would need it but I can imagine a brand new student eager to begin playing with no experience being very bummed out when he/she realizes they have to postpone really practicing because their valves are sticking. Just a suggestion. All in all, worth the money spent. A good starting point. The musician makes the instrument.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for new students

        By Heffabug

        from Scotland CT

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Vibrant Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • School Bands

          Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

          I bought this for my 9-year-old son who just started taking lessons about 4 months ago. Rental rates at the local music store were ridiculous, and I was pretty sure my son would continue for at least another 6 months so this was a better route. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of both the construction and sound, and my son says it's just as easy and fun to play as the higher priced rental he had been using. The case is sturdy too.

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