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.