The New Blessing BTR1660 ‘Artist’ Bb Trumpet offers a professional musician the flexibility to move the sound dynamically and tonally. The BTR1660 was designed for a modern player that demands a versatile instrument. It features an American made one-piece, hand-hammered, side seam, yellow brass bell with a steel bell bead and two-piece valve casing with nickel balusters. The result is a resonant trumpet with great character and a broad range of color. Easy to play and even throughout, the sound is brilliant, providing great feedback and projection off the bell. Aiming for the American sound concept, the BTR1660 Artist Trumpet provides the build quality and precision expected by the advanced player of any age.

BTR1660R with Raw Brass Finish: The finish on a trumpet is primarily aesthetic and a personal choice. The difference between a plated trumpet versus an unfinished instrument is tonally subtle. Buffed and polished, an un-plated raw trumpet will naturally tarnish over time. It provides the classic patina consistent with the character of a vintage brass instrument.

 

 

The editorial team at Music Inc. Magazine have selected the Blessing BTR1660 Artist Model Trumpet for a NAMM 2024 Editor’s Choice award. Every year, the editorial staff at Music Inc. walks the Winter NAMM show looking for the best products and services from the show covering all facets of the industry. The awards are featured in the April 2024 issue of Music Inc. Magazine.

1The standard bearer in the line, the BTR1460S is a fantastic trumpet for any level of player from the motivated advanced student to the professional musician. It features a yellow brass bell and silverplated finish that provides a colorful sound that is rich in harmonics. Designed with a traditional standard lead pipe set up, the BTR1460S provides the resistance critical to controlling your sound and performing in all registers with reliable intonation and even sound.

 

Well balanced with a tight sound core and the flexibility to manipulate sound color, the BTR1460S is accessible, offering both the playability and value comparable to a professional model trumpet. The BTR1460S outfit includes a stylish lightweight back-pack to case that offers excellent protection and ease in mobility. Dependable and reliable, the BTR1460S is designed to inspire confidence and musical development.

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Configured like a professional cornet, the BCR1230 offers playability, reliability and affordability for a student or school band program. The yellow brass bell with Shepherd’s crook provides a warm, colorful tone. It has a fixed 1st valve saddle and 3rd slide ring to encourage proper habits for correcting intonation tendencies. Smaller and more compact than a trumpet, the cornet is more comfortable to handle for a young student. The BCR1230 Cornet is an excellent option for the beginner in developing a strong foundation in brass concepts.

 

A lacquer finished cornet is the first choice recommended for beginners. Lacquer is a clear epoxy coating applied in the final finishing process to protect the natural finish of the brass. The tone is warm, clear, and focused. It is less expensive and easier to maintain.

Configured like a professional cornet, the BCR1230 offers playability, reliability and affordability for a student or school band program. The yellow brass bell with Shepherd’s crook provides a warm, colorful tone. It has a fixed 1st valve saddle and 3rd slide ring to encourage proper habits for correcting intonation tendencies. Smaller and more compact than a trumpet, the cornet is more comfortable to handle for a young student. The BCR1230 Cornet is an excellent option for the beginner in developing a strong foundation in brass concepts.

 

Silver plating is a richer looking finish. Because it is thinner compared to a lacquer finish, the sound is more responsive and resonant with added brilliance and better overall projection. More care is required to maintain a silver finish.

The BBH1287 is a great fit for a first-time student. Beginning band programs benefit from using ‘British bore’ baritones for the simple reason that they are easier to play and more manageable in every way for a young player. It is easy to play because it’s ergonomic and more responsive due to the smaller bore and bell. Additionally, its lighter weight is much easier for a child to manage as they transport back and forth.

What’s the one thing all great trombones must have? A great slide.

 

Our Blessing BTB1287C is no exception – it is ready for the classroom and the stage. It features a nickel silver outer slide that is ideal for longevity and a chrome plated nickel hand slide is durable without sacrificing the smooth, responsive action required to learn the instrument. Designed for a student, the BTB1287C performs like a professional level model with a rich, resonant sound, quick response and even timbre throughout all registers. With a smooth slide and great resonance, few beginner trombones play as well as the Blessing BTB1287C.

 

 

Our BTR1287 is designed for the classroom and built with the beginning student in mind. It allows them to achieve success right away. The two-piece yellow brass bell provides a consistent and even sound that is vibrant. Acknowledged for its durability, our BTR1287 is a reliable entry level trumpet. It is balanced and easy to play allowing for a great sound.

 

A lacquer finished trumpet is the first choice recommended for beginners. Lacquer is a clear epoxy coating applied in the final finishing process to protect the natural finish of the brass. The tone is warm, clear, and focused. It is less expensive and easier to maintain.

Our BTR1287 is designed for the classroom and built with the beginning student in mind. It allows them to achieve success right away. The two-piece yellow brass bell provides a consistent and even sound that is vibrant. Acknowledged for its durability, our BTR1287 is a reliable entry level trumpet. It is balanced and easy to play allowing for a great sound.

 

Silver plating is a richer looking finish. Because it is thinner compared to a lacquer finish, the sound is more responsive and resonant with added brilliance and better overall projection. More care is required to maintain a silver finish.

A good Mellophone section is the heart of any great marching ensemble sound. The Blessing BM111 provides the classic, gorgeous horn voicing with more depth and projection power. It is sturdy enough for any marching situation. Bell forward, the sound is focused and designed to project off the field and into the stands.

 

Clear Lacquer Finish. A finish preference is dictated by the demands of a marching band, uniformity, or personal taste. Lacquer is a clear epoxy coating applied to protect the natural shiny finish of polished brass. The tone is warm, clear, and focused. It is less expensive and easier to maintain.

A good Mellophone section is the heart of any great marching ensemble sound. The Blessing BM111 provides the classic, gorgeous horn voicing with more depth and projection power. It is sturdy enough for any marching situation. Bell forward, the sound is focused and designed to project off the field and into the stands.

 

Silver Plate Finish. Silver plating is a richer looking finish. Because it is thinner compared to a lacquer finish, the sound is more responsive and resonant with added brilliance and better overall projection. It is considered more durable but does require extra maintenance.