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Trumpet Buying Guide
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  1. B&S MBX-GL Challenger II Bb Trumpet
    Starting at $3,638.00
  2. New
    Scherzer Meister Johannes Rotary Valve Piccolo Trumpet
    Starting at $5,488.00
  3. 25% off with code
    Besson BE1000 Performance Series Bb Trumpet
    Starting at $1,045.00
  4. B&S DBXF Large Bore X-Series Bb Trumpet with Fixed Bell
  5. B&S DBX Large Bore X-Series Bb Trumpet with Interchangeable Bell
  6. B&S EXB eXquisite Series Bb Trumpet
    Starting at $3,638.00
  7. B&S 3172/2-S Challenger II Bb Trumpet
  8. B&S 3143 Challenger II Custom Series Bb Trumpet
  9. B&S 3136 Challenger C Trumpet
    B&S 3136 Challenger C Trumpet
    Starting at $2,935.00
  10. B&S 3143 Challenger II Series Bb Trumpet
    Starting at $3,095.00
  11. B&S EXC eXquisite Series C Trumpet
    Starting at $3,768.00
  12. 15% off with code
    Blessing BTR-1460M Performance Series Bb Trumpet
  13. 25% off with code
    Blessing BTR-1287 Standard Series Bb Trumpet
    Starting at $925.00
  14. Yamaha Professional YTR-5330MRC Mariachi Bb Trumpet
  15. Yamaha YTR-9335VSII Allen Vizzutti Artist Model Xeno Trumpet
  16. Bach 190S43 Stradivarius Centennial Series Professional Bb Trumpet
  17. Cool Wind CPT-200 Metallic Series Plastic Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet
  18. Cool Wind CTR-200 Metallic Series Plastic Bb Trumpet
  19. Phaeton PHT-2021 Custom Series C Trumpet
  20. Phaeton PHT-2051 Custom Series C Trumpet
  21. Phaeton PHTP-3000 Custom Series Bb Pocket Trumpet
  22. Phaeton PHT-2050 Custom Series Bb Trumpet
  23. Phaeton PHT-2020 Custom Series Bb Trumpet
  24. Phaeton PHTP-3030 Custom Series Bb Pocket Trumpet
  25. Levante LV-TR6301 Bb Professional Trumpet with Monel Valves - Silver Plated
  26. Levante LV-TR6305 Bb Professional Trumpet with Monel Valves - Gold Brass
  27. Bach 190S43 Stradivarius Series Bb Trumpet
    Starting at $2,989.00
  28. Eldon ETP130 Series Intermediate Bb Trumpet
  29. 10% off with code
    Eldon ETP130SL Series Intermediate Bb Trumpet
  30. Adams A4 Selected Series Professional Bb Trumpet
  31. XO 1602S-LTR Professional Bb Trumpet
  32. Adams C1 Selected Series Professional C Trumpet
  33. Adams A3 Selected Series Professional Bb Trumpet
  34. Adams A5 Selected Series Professional Bb Trumpet
  35. Adams A7 Selected Series Professional Bb Trumpet
  36. Adams A10 Selected Series Professional Bb Trumpet
    Starting at $2,910.00
  37. B&S DCX Large Bore X-Series C Trumpet with Interchangeable Bell
  38. B&S 3143 Challenger II Series Bb Trumpet with Reverse Leadpipe
    Starting at $3,212.00
  39. B&S 3136TC Challenger II Lightweight Special Custom Series C Trumpet
    Starting at $3,192.00
  40. B&S 3137TC Challenger II Custom Series Bb Trumpet
    Starting at $3,174.00
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Choosing a trumpet all depends on what sound you’re after. Whether you’re trying to emulate Miles Davis or playing your part in a big band, the perfect trumpet will make your performance one to remember. With an array of options spanning the many playing styles, there is an option that will suit your needs. The trumpet is one of the most iconic instruments in the history of music, making its first appearance in a rustic form in 1500 BC. Today, trumpets are used across genres, filling out the high register everywhere from orchestras to jazz trios to R&B singles. Trumpets are constructed based on the musician’s skill level. Student, intermediate and professional trumpets are easily identified which make choosing one in that regard fairly simple. There are many options available in a variety of tunings but the B flat option is most popular. If you’re just starting out, a student trumpet like the Etude ETR-100 or Brasswind Model II is more than adequate. These models offer a basic construction without any extra features that would need tweaking. They are also lightweight and very simple to use so you can focus on proper breathing and learning the notes. Intermediate trumpets take your practice to the next level. The Yamaha YTR-4335GII or the Jupiter 1100 are two options that have all the basic components of a student horn but with professional tuning capabilities. Trumpets like these usually include an adjustable 3rd valve stop and a 1st valve slide. These extras allow you to play a wider range of musical styles as you can customize your performance to be more precise since you have more control over the notes. Pro styles such as the Bach Stradivarius 180S-37 or the Yamaha Xeno YTR-8335RGX are made with superior quality materials and all the bells and whistles you could ever want. The bell is one solid piece, the valves are highly responsive and the materials used are of the highest grade. Durably crafted for years of enjoyment, professional trumpets give you a quality tone and sound. Alternatively, if you are looking to take your practice further, there are some uniquely tuned styles of trumpets to try. C trumpets, such as the Yamaha Xeno Artist Chicago series, are often used in orchestral arrangements in time with the standard B flat trumpet to enhance the arrangement with a lower bass tone. Piccolo trumpets are smaller in size and higher in tone, most often being used in orchestras or chamber ensembles. These trumpets come in either B flat or C and give you a shrill blast that is very distinct. Choosing a trumpet is fairly straightforward if you know your skill level. The range of options allows you to try out a student version without breaking the bank so you can see if you enjoy this classic instrument. The world of brass winds would not exist if it weren’t for the trumpet, so playing the horn is a great way to keep this unique musical instrument relevant.

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