Bauhaus-Walstein 401-L Piccolo Trumpet - 4 Valves - Lacquer Finish
The Piccolo trumpet plays in high Bb and has 4 valves. Lacquer finish, monel metal valves, nylon valve guides and nickel plated valve caps with faux mother of pearl touch pieces. Comes complete with black canvas covered hard case with rucksack straps. This trumpet is harder to play than a normal Bb three valve but is worth the effort - requiring a stronger embouchure to achieve the higher register. It has a sweet tone throughout and is rather compact and beautiful.
The soprano trumpet in D is also known as the Bach trumpet and was invented in about 1890 by the Belgian instrument maker Victor Mahillon to play the high trumpet parts in music by Bach and Handel.