Trumpets - E-flat /D/C/B-flat

Specification

  • Pitch:Bb
  • Bore Size: .460"dia
  • Finish: Silver Plate or Gold option
  • Bell Material/Diameter: Yellow brass/127mm
  • Leadpipe: ML supplied as standard. Smith-Watkins range available as extras
  • Finger buttons: Laser-etched Titanium (Also available for other Smith-Watkins instruments)
  • Total Weight (ex mouthpiece): 1.2kg
  • Supplied with fitted case with additional space for a second trumpet or mutes
  • Handcrafted and designed in Yorkshire, England
  • *ML mouthpiece supplied as optional extra

 

Review

"this is the working tool of a professional, not a 'Pimped! up play thing'."

Instrument review by Nick Walkley for Brass Band World (July 2016).

 

Available from these dealers:

UK: Prozone Music, Phil Parkers Ltd and John Packers Ltd.

USA: DF Music Enterprise Inc.

 

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Click on any of the links below to go straight through to any one of our Trumpets.

B-flat (DW) Soloist

B-Flat (ML) Professional

C

E-flat

E-flat /D/C/B-flat

The 4 valved E-flat trumpet has been designed for players who need an instrument that sounds as big as a B flat or C trumpet for Orchestral/Chamber/Solo Repertoire.This trumpet is also the only instrument on the market that can also change into a D,C or B flat trumpet! I do not leave the house without this instrument, it is so versatile!!!

Gareth Small - Principal Trumpet, Hallé Orchestra

 

The Relative sizes and shapes of fifteen B-flat interchangeable leadpipes.

#10 SERIES

14/16 Larger Pipes, available for players who have chosen smaller instruments, have small mouthpieces, require a darker sound or have a lot of stamina!

10/12 The most popular lead/jazz pipes.


#30 SERIES

38 A large pipe, available for players who have chosen smaller instruments, have small mouthpieces, require a darker sound or have a lot of stamina!

36 Slightly larger than the 34, this has become a popular pipe for principal players.

34 One of the most popular symphonic/classical pipes.

32 A smaller pipe, chosen by players who require a lighter sound with ease of playing.

 


#60 SERIES

70 A large pipe, available for players who have chosen smaller instruments, have small mouthpieces require a darker sound or have a lot of stamina!

66/68 These two pipes have similarities to the average Bach. Often used as an additional pipe with a 34/36. Good for small ensemble work. Also played by some studio musicians using the .460 bored instrument.

64 A small pipe, used with a large belled instrument, will make a pronounced horn shape. Suitable for jazz.




Please get in touch with me for a personalised consultation on your individual
instrument requirements, or simply to discuss the science further! richard@smithwatkins.com

 


Additional Notes

  • Playing can become harder/stuffy with an instrument combination which is too large or too small.
  • A large pipe often makes the sound darker; a smaller pipe can make the sound brighter.
  • Other pipes are available, but are only recommended after consultation.
  • Use these notes for guidance in conjunction with the published chart.
The 4 valved E-flat trumpet has been designed for players who need an instrument that sounds as big as a B flat or C trumpet for Orchestral/Chamber/Solo Repertoire.This trumpet is also the only instrument on the market that can also change into a D,C or B-flat trumpet! I do not leave the house without this instrument, it is so versatile!!!

Gareth Small - Principal Trumpet, Hallé Orchestra

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