Pocket Trumpets are a compact size B♭ trumpet, with the same playing range as the regular trumpet. The length of the tubing, if straightened, would measure the same as that of a standard trumpet. However, the tubing is wound more tightly than that of a standard trumpet. This is done in order to reduce the instrument’s size while retaining the characteristic sound. The bell is generally of smaller diameter than a standard trumpet.

Pocket Trumpets are not a standardized instrument to be found in concert band or orchestral brass sections and is generally regarded as a novelty. It is used mostly by trumpet players as a practice instrument. Although not having a reputation as a serious concert band or orchestra instrument, it has occasionally been used by soloists in jazz (e.g., Don Cherry.) or other ensembles such as Get The Blessing where Pete Judge occasionally plays an  Antigua Pocket Trumpet  to add flair and variety.

We keep models of pocket trumpets from manufactures CarolBrass, Arnolds and Taylor.

Our current stock of second hand Brass can be viewed here

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