Bass Trumpets are the largest and lowest pitched trumpets in common use today and are usually pitched in Bb or C. There are some similarities to the valve trombone but as the bore is smaller the tone quality is very different. Bass Trumpets can be heard in Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and in much of Wagner’s music. Pitched an octave below the normal trumpet it is mostly played by trombonists, but there are some trumpet players like Michel Padron who double on the Bass Trumpet.
Instruments listed as being in stock are available to try if you are able to visit us or to buy online.
Instruments listed as “to order” can be purchased online but we recommend contacting us for an estimated delivery date before ordering.
All of our instruments are checked and set up before we send them to you.
Our current stock of second hand Brass can be viewed here