When it comes to playing a musical instrument, there are so many choices out there that it can be hard to decide what you want to play. While most people go for something that is more common, such as the clarinet or even the guitar, others decide to go with something that is far more obscure. One such instrument is the piccolo trumpet. It’s not quite as popular as the instrument that many consider an “original” trumpet, but it makes a great option for anyone who wants to play something that can’t be found in every band. It plays an octave higher and is just a little smaller than the trumpet you’re probably used to seeing. Since it’s not as common, you might find it a little more difficult to locate the exact instrument you’re looking for. Below are five of the best examples of the piccolo trumpet for sale on the market today.
BerkeleyWind Pro Bb/A/G Gold Brass Piccolo Trumpet
One of the things this company is known for is its outstanding quality. It only turns out instruments that express the highest levels of workmanship and as such, it doesn’t have a tendency to produce all that many instruments at one time. That makes this particular piccolo trumpet one of the rarest on the market. It also allows this instrument to display a slightly cleaner sound than many other piccolo trumpets, thanks to the painstaking detail that has been put into the manufacturing process. In addition, Berkeley has one of the best quality control processes in the business. On the rare occasion that an instrument is manufactured that has some small flaw, it’s highly unlikely that it will ever make it past the quality control people in order to be made available for sale. Therefore, any instrument that you get from this company is sure to go above and beyond the standards that you’re likely accustomed to seeing.
Schiller 80 Piccolo Trumpet
This instrument is made by hand, producing one of the most well-rounded sounds in the orchestra. It also incorporates some upgrades to the valves that make it easier to get those perfect notes, something that is traditionally a real challenge on most piccolo trumpets. If you want something that is completely unique, produces consistent high quality sound and is easier to play than most similar examples, this is an instrument that you should seriously consider purchasing.
Schiller Elite Rotary Piccolo Trumpet
This is a tightly engineered and handmade instrument that produces consistent, high-quality sound. One of the things that sets this one apart from a lot of the competition is the valve action. In order to get a clean sound, it’s imperative that the valves open and close quickly and completely. This is something that all Schiller instruments are known for, but this particular piccolo trumpet seems to take things to an entirely different level. One of the things that makes it perform so well is that the valves are hand engineered and the seal is checked again and again before the piccolo trumpet ever makes it to the public. It’s no wonder that this company has become synonymous with these types of instruments, as well as with quality.
Schiller Elite Studio Piccolo Trumpet
If you are the least bit familiar with musical instruments, it shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that Schiller has made this list three times. It’s imperative to list the instruments separately because they are all different instruments in their own right. Therefore, it simply wouldn’t be right to group them all together because they all have a slightly different sound, not to mention playing characteristics. In this particular case, you can own a high-quality piccolo trumpet for a slightly more affordable price tag. However, sound quality isn’t adversely impacted even though this is considered an instrument that is more of an economy version when compared to the other Schiller instruments that are listed above.
Scherzer Meister Johannes Rotary Valve Piccolo Trumpet 8111
Last but certainly not least, this is a piccolo trumpet that has a slightly unique sound when compared to others. In fact, many people describe it as sounding more like a piccolo flute than anything else, only not as harsh. In fact, the sounds that it produces are far more smooth, well-rounded, and pleasant to the ears. This is a high-quality instrument that takes hand craftsmanship to a new level and it’s definitely worth considering if you only want the best when it comes to your own piccolo trumpet.