Pocket trumpets are popular second instrument for trumpeters. They make the ideal traveling, practice and touring instrument as their diminutive stature simply makes them much easier to carry.
Don't be fooled though, the pocket trumpet plays in the same key as the standard instrument, indeed it covers the same range and plays with the same mouthpiece - so no change of embouchure required either. In fact, should you decide to stretch out the tubing of a pocket trumpet you would find that the tubes are the same length as the full size version!
Despite the squashed nature of the tubing, the JTR-710 remains remarkably free blowing. It also benefits from a full size bell which gives it the sort of sound projection associated with the larger instrument. It also has a 3rd valve slide loop, which makes holding the instrument a much easier, less cramped affair than you would think.
Overall, this is a lovely trumpet, engineered well, free blowing with a good sound.
- Key of Bb
- Yellow brass body
- 0.460" medium large bore ML
- 4.8" brass bell, 2 piece
- Stainless steel pistons
- Case and mouthpiece included