Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Louis Armstrong, Chris Botti, Dizzy Gillespie
too many others to list here — when you chose to play trumpet, you joined a group that includes
some of the greatest musicians of all time! All new trumpets look great, shiny and new, reflecting
the light like nothing else. But you need to be sure that your trumpet is easy to blow and has
excellent intonation. After all, a good trumpet can go from very soft to very loud, so you’d better
be able to control it and to play in tune.
Top Trumpet Brands
Certain brands have a long history of producing fine instruments. Their
professional models are well-respected and their student instruments have everything you want.
These brands include
Tip: Give us a call at 1-800-472-6274 if you don’t see the instrument recommended by
your teacher. We have many models that we don’t show on our website and we guarantee the lowest
possible price and fast free shipping on all trumpets.
In particular, the
TR711 Prelude Trumpet
is an excellent choice for a first trumpet. The Bach Stradivarius is
legendary as one of the greatest professional horns ever produced. The Bach Prelude trumpet is
built with the quality and craftsmanship that Bach is known for. This is one gorgeous instrument,
with contrasting brass and nickel-plated elements and a red brass lead pipe. The Bach Prelude
includes a case and a genuine Bach 7C mouthpiece.
Another great choice for the budget conscious buyer is the
Baptiste TP483 Deluxe Engraved Student Trumpet.
Precision made in China, we selected the maker
of the Jean Baptiste trumpets by reviewing samples from experienced instrument producers over many
years. Once we found the right instrument maker, we sent our master brass instrument craftsman,
Josh Landress, to oversee improvements to the trumpet materials and design and assure the use of
the finest trumpet making techniques and equipment. The result is a beautiful looking and great
playing instrument featuring Monel Coated valves like those used on the finest professional
instruments. Monel is a natural nickel-copper alloy that is stronger than steel and more resistant
to corrosion than other materials. This means that your Jean Baptiste trumpet will last and its
valves will remain precise and free moving. Moreover, the Jean Baptiste trumpet compares with
models costing twice as much. That is why we sell about 2,000 of them each year. All Jean Baptiste
trumpets include a mouthpiece and case.
If you want to start with a somewhat better trumpet, that can remain satisfying as you
become a better player, we recommend the
Getzen 770 SP Select
The Getzen 770 SP is made here in the USA by the top craftsmen responsible for some of
the finest professional horns. Each one is individually played to insure perfect intonation and
full professional sound quality. The Getzen 770 Select includes individually fitted hand lapped
nickel plated valves, a gold brass bell, Getzen 7C mouthpiece, and case.
Why Buy Your Trumpet from Sam Ash Direct?
There is no better place to buy your trumpet than
Sam Ash Direct.
With over 87 years of experience in the brass and wind instrument
business and the guaranteed lowest price and fast free shipping to the lower 48 states, we offer
the best trumpet buying experience. We also have a guaranteed trade-in policy, so it is actually
cheaper to buy a trumpet from us than to rent from anyone else. Trade in your trumpet within
the first year after purchase and we will apply 50% of the original purchase price to the new
instrument (which doesn’t have to be a trumpet). Trade in your trumpet within the second year after
purchase and we will apply 40% of the original purchase price to the new instrument (which doesn’t
have to be a trumpet).* Another great reason to buy from Sam Ash Direct is our 45/60 day
return/price protection policy and our live telephone support — we make sure that you’ll be
satisfied with your trumpet.
Tips for Beginning Trumpet Players:
are important for practicing with proper posture and developing proper breath control
Care of Trumpet Valves
— Clean and lubricate your trumpet’s valves regularly with
good quality valve oil. Never remove more than one valve at a time for cleaning and lubrication,
since your trumpet will not play if the valves are mixed up.
— Do not jam the mouthpiece into the lead pipe. If the mouthpiece
gets stuck do not attempt to remove it with pliers. We have seen many trumpets pulled apart this
way. The only way to remove a stuck mouthpiece is with a
mouthpiece puller tool.
You can have your local instrument repair shop (which always has this tool) or teacher remove the
mouthpiece or you can buy a mouthpiece puller on our site.
Playing after eating
— Remember to rinse your mouth before playing your trumpet.
Food particles blown into the trumpet can interfere with playing and get stuck in the instrument.
*Trade-in figures are based on instruments in good condition. Repair charges will be
deducted for damaged instruments.