• Mid 70's Getzen Severinsen Eterna Professional Silver Bb Trumpet- Gorgeous

    Getzen Severinsen Eterna Professional Bb Trumpet. The Getzen Eterna was certainly the most popular and more were sold than any of the others. This is a trumpet that will play both classical and jazz.
    £381.58
    1 bid
    £26.98 postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:05PM GMT4d 18hFrom United StatesBrand: GetzenKey: Bb
  • Besson Trumpet

    Besson 600 in superb condition(just a couple of spots of lacquer bleed around the bell wire )great British made intermediate horn,original case and new mouthpieces are likewise excellent. Post Free Uk.(Returns accepted only if goods not as described)
    £99.00
    1 bid
    £18.10 postage
    Ending Saturday at 4:52PM BST3d 13hBrand: BessonCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Holton T161 Professional C trumpet- MInt Mint Mint!!

    Owned by an Oboist that simply tried it and put away
    £535.75
    0 bids
    £26.98 postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:00PM GMT4d 18hFrom United StatesBrand: HoltonKey: C
  • 1960 Olds Ambassador C Trumpet

    This is a 1960 Fullerton Olds Ambassador which has been professionally converted to a C trumpet. The lacquer is pretty much complete and it looks great. It also plays very well.
    £81.00
    16 bids
    £44.46 postage
    Ending Sunday at 6:12PM GMT4d 15hBrand: OldsKey: BbCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Mint Condition Schilke B5 Bb Trumpet

    Here is a one year old Schilke B5 Bb trumpet. Valves and slides are perfect.
    £1,769.13
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Fri, Oct 26
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    Brand: SchilkeKey: BbType: Standard
  • Rare Chas Foote A Riedl Stencil Bb, A & C 24k Gold Plated Trumpet Deco Hammered

    Anyone know?. Includes a mock croc hard shell case with wear and tear, however, I do not think it is original to the horn.
    £125.00
    1 bid
    £68.55 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:01PM GMT4d 16hKey: BbType: JazzFinish: Gold Plated
  • 1955 Reynolds Contempora Bb Trumpet

    This one was made around 1955 (Serial Number 37085). The valves work well and have good compression, felts and cork have been replaced and it has been serviced, so ready to go!
    £102.00
    23 bids
    £45.74 postage
    Ending Sunday at 6:19PM GMT4d 16hBrand: ReynoldsKey: BbCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Bach Stradivarius 43 silver trumpet 180S43

    Buy from a dealer with perfect feedback!
    £1,155.52
    From United States
    £26.98 postage
    Brand: Bach
    or Best Offer
    Key: BbFinish: Silver Plated
  • B&S MBX3 Heritage Bb Trumpet Vintage Finish

    This new Bb trumpet was developed in collaboration with Christian Martinez (a renowned French professional trumpet player), with the inspiration to combine a characteristic sound, versatility, playability and user-friendliness.
    £2,381.19
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Fri, Oct 26
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    From United States
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    Brand: B&SKey: Bb
  • Vintage Selmer Trumpet in Raw Polished Brass-Overhauled. With Selmer 3.S 2 M/Pc.

    Beautiful Honey Gold Color Raw Brass trumpet.Plays very well! MADE IN FRANCE. PLACE D ANCOURT.
    £161.00
    24 bids
    £45.00 postage
    Ending 1 Nov at 10:42PM GMT8d 20hBrand: SelmerType: TrumpetFinish: Antique Brass
  • Bach Stradivarius 180S37 s/n 553XXX silver Bb trumpet

    Buy from a dealer with perfect feedback!
    £1,155.52
    From United States
    £26.98 postage
    Brand: Bach
    or Best Offer
    Key: BbType: Standard
  • 1957 Martin Imperial Bb Trumpet

    The Martin Imperial Trumpet is a trumpet designed for jazz players that want the feel of a Martin Committee Trumpet, but that's also a little softer on the wallet. After WWII Martin stopped boasting their Handcraft model of the Imperial but kept producing the Imperial en masse.
    £67.00
    13 bids
    £44.27 postage
    Ending Sunday at 6:05PM GMT4d 15hBrand: MartinKey: BbFinish: UnlacqueredCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Brand New Besson BE111 Bb Trumpet

    It has been designed to give a nice powerful bright sound. This trumpet has a one piece bell, a little lighter than the two-piece bell, giving greater projection. Valves : 3 stainless steel with top sprung action.
    £615.92
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    Brand: BessonKey: BbType: Standard
  • Brand New Besson BE928 Sovereign Bb Cornet

    Finish: Silver. Mouthpiece: Yes. Case: Deluxe Molded Case. Features: Rose Brass Bell; Top Center Sprung Monel Valves.
    £2,308.73
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Fri, Oct 26
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    Brand: BessonKey: BbType: Standard
  • Trumpet OLDS Ambassador, Good Playing trumpet factory lacquer brass, 1962 NICE!

    Olds " AMBASSADOR " model trumpet from the 1960s in factory lacquer. A great early model in the Olds lineup (serial 4XXXXX) this is a serious playing, very pretty Olds trumpet from 1962 or so made in Fullerton, has Fullerton engraving on bell.Very nice horn, and a wonderful player.
    £269.79
    0 bids
    £19.27 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:37PM GMT4d 18hFrom United StatesBrand: Olds & SonsKey: BbType: Jazz
  • Trumpet OLDS Ambassador, Good Playing trumpet Polished brass, 1959-60 NICE!

    Olds " AMBASSADOR " model trumpet from the late 1950s in polished brass, NO lacquer. A great early model in the Olds lineup (serial 3XXXXX) this is a serious playing, very pretty Olds trumpet from 1959 or so made in Fullerton.Very nice horn, and a wonderful player.
    £308.34
    0 bids
    £19.27 postage
    Ending Saturday at 6:15PM BST3d 14hFrom United StatesBrand: Olds & SonsKey: BbType: Jazz
  • Benge (Claude Gordon) Trumpet; L.A. Cal., Ca 1978'

    Serial #23206. The bore tapers down to. 464" at the end of the Bell stem which gives this Big Bore the free blowing characteristics it carries. valve slide thumb saddle & 3rd. valve slide stop rod for auto tuning.
    £1,232.61
    From United States
    £23.13 postage
    Brand: BengeKey: BbType: Jazz
  • Boosey & Hawkes Imperial Bb Trumpet, Bare Brass Beautiful Horn, Flying Stave

    A beautiful example of an early Boosey & Hawkes Imperial Bb trumped with the FVA- floating valve action, this is bare brass but has now gone a gorgeous honey colour, it does look very nice, it is pretty much dint and mark free and does have a certain wow factor considering its age, it has a serial number of 133235 which dates it to approx 1929!
    £175.00
    0 bids
    £68.55 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:01PM GMT4d 16hKey: BbType: Standard
  • New listingVintage Vintage Trumpet Mitchell Japanese Technology

    £30.00
    0 bids
    £13.00 postage
    Ending Friday at 7:00PM BST2d 15h
  • New listingKing "SILVER TONE" #1050 (#2) model Trumpet; By H.N. White Co. Ca 1935'

    SILVER TONE is the Sterling Bell version of the LIBERTY model. The entire Bell section is solid Sterling Silver with a Gorgeous elaborate engraved design. The Bell is marked with the Sterling insignia.
    £1,155.52
    From United States
    £23.13 postage
    Brand: KingKey: BbType: Jazz
  • Yamaha Trumpet YTR1320es with Hard Case

    Yamaha Trumpet with hard case and valve oil.
    £122.00
    21 bids
    £24.41 postage
    Ending Saturday at 11:29AM BST3d 8hBrand: YamahaFinish: SilverCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Conn gold plated B flat Trumpet 1920's New World Symphony 2b model

    This trumpet is rare and that it is in this condition even more rare. The pictures speak for themselves, but if you need more I will try to send them out. It has a hint of pink/rose in the color. It needs new springs and cork but the slides are O.K.
    £3,083.45
    From United States
    £154.17 postage
    Brand: C.G. Conn
    or Best Offer
    Type: StandardFinish: Gold Plated
  • Yamaha YTR2330 Bb Student Trumpet

    £250.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    £36.00 postage
    Key: Bb
    or Best Offer
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  • Besson/ Kanstul MEHA professional excellent trumpet

    In orginal case. Very good condtion.
    £875.00
    0 bids
    £35.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 5:26AM BST1d 2hFrom NetherlandsBrand: BessonKey: Bb
  • Mint Condition Shires Doc Severinsen Bb Trumpet

    Almost New Shires Doc Severinsen Bb Trumpet. His loss is your gain! Here are the specs. • Features: custom lightweight slides with heavyweight crooks, 1st-valve slide harmonic balancer (adjustable tension weight in the crook), 3rd-valve slide water key.
    £2,929.27
    From United States
    £34.69 postage
    Key: Bb
    or Best Offer
    Finish: Silver Plated
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  • Conn Conqueror 40B Bb Trumpet STENCIL Harlem

    I believe this to be a Conn Connqueror 40B stencil ?. So needs a little tlc.
    £61.00
    5 bids
    £48.55 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:01PM GMT4d 16hKey: BbType: Standard
  • Bach Mercedes Trumpet Bell

    Beautiful condition, new Silver Plate over-all along with Ultrasonic cleanse.
    £107.92
    From United States
    £11.56 postage
    Brand: BachKey: BbType: Jazz
  • TEMPEST Bb POSTHORN 3 ROTARY VALVES LEATHER WRAPPED HANDMADE BRASS 5-yr WARRANTY

    Pitched in b-flat with a usable octave-and a-half range, this rotary valve horn is fun to play; it has an easy blow feel, and has really spot on intonation.
    £223.55
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    Key: BbType: POSTHORNFinish: Lacquered
  • TEMPEST Bb AGILITY WINDS TRUMPET ALDO INTERMEDIATE MODEL 5 YEAR WARRANTY

    £269.03
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Fri, Oct 26
    or Best Offer
    From United States
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    Key: Bb
    12 watching
    Type: BbFinish: Lacquered
  • Harrelson Summit ONE Trumpet - custom build options

    Our trumpets are designed, built and tested by Jason Harrelson, founder and owner of Harrelson Trumpets. He supervises or builds every single mouthpiece and accessory. A note from Jason Harrelson: "The ultimate all around versatile horn that will instantly take your playing to the next level.
    £6,317.21
    From United States
    £115.63 postage
    Brand: Harrelson
    105 watching
    Key: BbType: High Efficiency
  • SALE! Bach 72*/43 Trumpet. Schilke Yamaha Martin. High Note Delight! Watch Video

    Overall Condition: Excellent! Silver plate is original and it had a touch up spot plating in the bell and on the valve cluster. This horn has just a few minor dents, but nothing severe. Overall this is a great find from the era and it has not been played a lot.
    £1,769.13
    From United States
    £53.96 postage
    Brand: Bach
    or Best Offer
  • Bach Stradivarius 180S37 s/n 591XXX trumpet, sarxdonyx buttons, heavy caps!

    Buy from a dealer with perfect feedback!
    £1,309.69
    From United States
    £26.98 postage
    Brand: Bach
    or Best Offer
    Key: BbType: Standard
  • Vintage 1937 Buescher Aristocrat model 232 Trumpet w/orig case *Worldwide*

    We will not alter values or list as gift.
    £208.09
    From United States
    £20.74 postage
    Brand: Buescher
    or Best Offer
  • Harrelson Summit Trumpet - Standard, Jazz or Lead configuration

    Our trumpets are designed, built and tested by Jason Harrelson, founder and owner of Harrelson Trumpets. He supervises or builds every single mouthpiece and accessory. We are the only manufacturer in the world to employ these technologies and techniques.
    £4,775.49
    From United States
    £96.36 postage
    Brand: Harrelson
    61 watching
    Key: BbType: High Efficiency
  • Bb trumpet Bach strad 37 ML

    An excellent playing 37 ML Bach Stad. This horn was hand picked and previously owned by Len Moakes who played with Syd Lawrence for many years.
    £900.00
    Brand: Bach
    £64.51 postage
    Key: Bb
    or Best Offer
    Finish: LacqueredCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • CANNONBALL STONE SERIES PROFESSIONAL TRUMPET SILVER GERMANY

    This is a very nice Cannonball Stone Series silver trumpet in excellent condition. The valves and slides are smooth. It is ready to play.
    £875.74
    From United States
    £25.05 postage
  • King 2055 Silver Flair Series Bb Trumpet 2055T Silver 1st Valve Thumb Trigger

    Case and Mouthpiece.
    £1,001.35
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Fri, Oct 26
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    Brand: KingKey: BbType: Bass
  • Getzen Eterna Bb Factory Bent Bell Trumpet

    This is a fully re-built factory bent bell Getzen Eterna. It comes with its factory case and is in really good condition. It has been professionally rebuilt and has Saturn Water Keys added when it was being restored. This was made by Getzen with the bell like this and is not a later modification. I have another bent bell Getzen which is my only reason for selling this one. I will consider sensible offers but I am not desperate to sell. It has incredible valves which Getzen are renowned for.
    £1,300.00
    Brand: Getzen
    £60.07 postage
    Key: Bb
    or Best Offer
    Finish: Silver PlatedCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • TEMPEST Bb SILVER PLATED TRUMPET B FLAT GABRIEL MODEL HAND LAPPED VALVES

    £500.29
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Fri, Oct 26
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    Key: Bb
    26 watching
    Type: BbFinish: Silver Plated
  • New Demo Bach 180S37 Bb Trumpet

    The most popular trumpet in the world! Mouthpiece: Bach 7C. Finish: Silver. Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass. Case: Deluxe Wood Case with Attached Cover. Features: Standard Water Key.
    £2,000.39
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Fri, Oct 26
    or Best Offer
    From United States
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    Brand: Bach
    9 watching
    Key: Bb
  • Bach Omega Trumpet Bell

    Beautiful condition with Gorgeous Elaborate Engraving, new Silver Plate over-all along with Ultrasonic cleanse.
    £100.21
    From United States
    £11.56 postage
    Brand: Bach
    or Best Offer
    Key: BbType: Jazz
  • Trumpet OLDS Case from the 1950s/Very good original condition Fits cornet NICE!

    Olds Deluxe 1950s trumpet/cornet case. This case was only made a few years by Olds in Fullerton Ca. Hard to find in this good original condition. See photos. No bad odors, both latches work and do not pop up.
    £57.81
    0 bids
    £26.98 postage
    Ending Saturday at 11:50PM BST3d 20hFrom United StatesBrand: Olds & SonsType: Jazz
  • TEMPEST Bb TRUMPET HANDMADE SILVER PLATED NICKEL PLATED VALVES ENGRAVED BODY

    Be on the cutting edge; play the Artists Choice –Tempest. The ApolloTempest Trumpet is the top of the Agility Winds Series. The Apollo is crafted with beautiful engraving – gold trim – and 3 stunning decorative finger buttons; though this horn is not just to be admired, the playing characteristics will amaze and delight the player’s imagination.
    £998.27
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Fri, Oct 26
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    From United States
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    Key: Bb
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    Finish: Silver Plated
  • B&S MBX3 Heritage Bb Trumpet Brushed Gold Lacquer

    This new Bb trumpet was developed in collaboration with Christian Martinez (a renowned French professional trumpet player), with the inspiration to combine a characteristic sound, versatility, playability and user-friendliness.
    £2,381.19
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Fri, Oct 26
    or Best Offer
    From United States
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    Brand: B&SKey: BbFinish: Brushed
  • New Demo Bach 180S72 Bb Trumpet

    One of the most popular trumpet in the world! Mouthpiece: Bach 7C. Finish: Silver. Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass. Case: Deluxe Wood Case with Attached Cover. Features: Standard Water Key.
    £2,000.39
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Fri, Oct 26
    or Best Offer
    From United States
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    Brand: Bach
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    Key: Bb
  • ANTIQUE 1900 COUESNON PARIS SILVERPLATE TRUMPET INTERNATIONAL SALE

    £1,079.20
    From United States
    £60.90 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Calicchio 1s2 Hollywood trumpet in excellent condition

    Hollywood 1995 made Calicchio 1S2 ML silver plated mint.
    £3,083.45
    From Greece
    Free postage
    Key: Bb
  • Set of vintage Besson Brevette Paris Flugelhorn and Cornet

    Cornet: Besson Brevette Paris Prototype. Besson Brevette Flugelhorn. Valves run freely and are greased. A fair price I think. Sold as 1 lot. Price is for both Bessons together. In original cases.
    £875.00
    0 bids
    £35.00 postage
    Ending 30 Oct at 6:29AM GMT6d 4hFrom NetherlandsBrand: BessonKey: BbFinish: Silver Plated
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Trumpets

A trumpet is a brass instrument similar to a cornet that is used in a number of musical genres. 

It plays the highest register of the brass family and is the most popular and most frequently used brass instrument.

Trumpets are most commonly tuned in B♭ and uses three or sometimes four valves to change pitch. It can also be tuned to A, C, D, E♭, E, low F and G.

Orchestral and concert music

Trumpets are a staple for any orchestra or concert band. They provides the highest part of the brass section. 

The C trumpet is sometimes used in orchestras and tends to give a brighter, clearer and crisper sound due to the smaller size. Many orchestral musicians learn to transpose music by sight.

Jazz music

Trumpet players are well known for their ability to improvise, mainly in jazz music. Again, the trumpet is used to take the highest part and often plays the melody and has solos.

There are various different expert techniques experiences and professional trumpet players use to improve their sound. 

These techniques include:

  • Vibrato – a small but rapid variation in pitch for a richer sound
  • Glissando – sliding between notes by pressing valves halfway
  • Double tonguing – creating a fast staccato sound with the tongue
  • Triple tonguing – the same as double tonguing but faster
  • Flutter tonguing – rolling the tongue as quick as possible, similar to rolling Rs
  • Split tone – producing more than one tone at the same time, usually an octave or fifth
  • Circular breathing – creating an uninterrupted note by storing air in cheeks and pushing it through the mouthpiece while breathing sharply in through the nose

Notable trumpet players include:

  • Louis Armstrong
  • Miles Davis
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Maynard Ferguson

There are many accessories available to buy with trumpets, including:

  • Hard cases
  • Soft cases for comfort
  • Stands
  • Mutes
  • Mouthpieces
  • Valve oil 
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