How to Select a Good Trumpet

An article I found at and just wanted to share it with you all. Let me know what you think about this. What are you playing on?

Start off with any old thing. This may sound absurd to many people; after all, isn’t a good trumpet essential to having a good sound? Yes, it is. However, if you don’t know if you’re going to stick with trumpet for long or not, start off with a very basic instrument, preferably made of brass with a laquer finish. Silver plating is much too expensive for a beginning instrument.

Decide if you’re ready for a new trumpet. If you have been playing for more than a year or two on the same horn, yes, you may be ready for a new trumpet, especially if your instrument is a basic or student trumpet. If it’s only been a little while, and…

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