"Plays in either G or F, making it the ideal trumpet for Baroque performance"
Yamaha high-pitched trumpets feature brilliant tone with crisp clear attacks and excellent control in the high register. Though originally used primarily for Baroque music, they are increasingly used by solo and orchestral players for security with difficult high passages as well as for the clarity and lyrical qualities of their sound.
The 9710 features two bells and sets of slides to convert it to either G or F, and offers the sound and playability of a 'big' trumpet, with the security and control of a piccolo trumpet. The intonation is surprisingly accurate, and the tone flexible enough to use in many different styles of music.
Level: Custom Piccolo Trumpet
Key of: G/F
Bore: M: 0.445"
Bell Diameter: 4" G; 4 1/3" F
Leadpipe: Gold Brass
Body Material: Yellow Brass
Bell Material: Yellow Brass; One-Piece
Key Buttons: Mother of pearl
Pistons/Valves: Monel (3)
Features: Interchangeable G and F bells; 1st and 3rd valve slides for F
Hand-hammered one-piece bell
A one-piece bell has an axial (lengthwise) seam, making it a continuous extension of the instrument's material. This results in pure, uniform resonance and superior tone. A hammered yellow brass bell produces a perfectly-balanced tone with quick response and extra presence due to advanced manufacturing.
Hand-lapped pistons and slides
Hand-lapping pistons and slides ensures an absolutely perfect fit and seal between the pistons and casing or slide parts. Such a perfect fit helps to achieve smooth air flow and smooth action and improve the response and intonation of the instrument.
Pressure formed tubing
Perfectly rounded tubing results in less turbulence and a smoother air flow, thus allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance.
Laser-fused pluzuma welded bell
A high-energy laser fuses the brass together for a virtually seamless bell which allows continuous even vibrations.
One-piece drawn gold brass leadpipe
This type of leadpipe offers excellent intonation, response and proper resistance. Handcrafted