In the world of trumpets, it's no secret that the Bb model is considered the standard across virtually all genres and styles. So where does that leave the Eb and D trumpets in this section? As it turns out, still in the hands of many trumpeters from all walks of life! Although music written for these trumpets can be transposed for play on a Bb or C instrument, there's no perfect substitute for the real thing and it's not unusual for an orchestra to include these keys - especially if the music they're playing is heavily written for them. And even if an Eb or D trumpet isn't your primary instrument, it's certainly worth having in your collection to help broaden your musical horizons.
The most straightforward instruments you'll find in this section are the ones dedicated to a single key of D or Eb, such as the Bach D180 Stradivarius Series D Trumpet and the B&S EXE Artist Signature X-Series Eb Trumpet. These are solid choices if you're looking for an accessible playing experience with a minimum of setup and adjustment needed. On the other hand, when the priority is versatility, you might prefer a convertible type like the Kanstul 1523 Series Eb / D Trumpet, which comes with two separate sets of slides so it can be fully optimized for each of the two keys. Other models are essentially two-in-ones, such as the Yamaha YTR-9636 Custom Series Eb / D Trumpet, designed as a companion for the YTR-9445CHS Chicago C Trumpet.
Whether you choose to play one of these Eb and D trumpets together in a duet with another key, as part of a large ensemble, or on its own as a solo instrument, it's safe to say that the best horn to handle the job is waiting somewhere on this page. All you need to do is work your way through the options until you find it - which, with the filters available on the page, is no sweat whatsoever. So go ahead and get started: your next horn could be just a few clicks away.