Historically, the valve trombone was one of the most popular models offered by E.K. Blessing. The BVT1470 Valve Trombone continues in this tradition. Pitched in Bb and designed with a trumpet valve block, the valve fingerings are identical to the trumpet, but the sound is one octave lower. It is the perfect double for a trumpeter or affordable alternative for members of the low brass section that prefer the traction valves provide, particularly for fast passages that may be problematic for a hand slide. With its bell forward projection, the BVT1470 provides the playability desired in school marching, pep, or jazz band settings.
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.