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The Etude ETR-100 Student Trumpet's generous bore makes it easy for a beginner to play while learning to form notes accurately. You'll be heard on your ETR-100 trumpet whether you're performing on sta... Read More

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Overview

The Etude ETR-100 Student Trumpet's generous bore makes it easy for a beginner to play while learning to form notes accurately. You'll be heard on your ETR-100 trumpet whether you're performing on stage or with your marching band thanks to the Etude trumpet's red brass lead pipe-crafted for easy tone production and great projection.

More trumpet players drop the instrument in the first year or two than in any other. Oftentimes, the reasons are as much mechanical as they are musical. With the Etude ETR-100, a satisfying bleat often pops out of the end of the horn within the first couple of attempts. Then, as the valves become less of a mystery, you can count on smooth action and precise note slotting.

And that's how it all begins. These little victories early on in a student's playing are critical to developing a generally positive association with the horn. If the trumpet is seen as an intimidating, uncooperative hunk of metal, practice time will create feelings of intimidation and irritation. If the trumpet is seen as that really cool-looking, really loud thing that my parents got for me, well, that's a different story altogether.

The Etude ETR-100 Trumpet is built to be securely handled by small or inexperienced hands with a first-valve thumb saddle and an adjustable third valve finger ring. These enhancements also make the Etude ETR-100 more comfortable to hold, allowing novice performers to pay more attention to intonation.

Etude includes a mouthpiece and case with every ETR-100 student trumpet, making it an even more outstanding value.

Features
  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: .460"
  • Lead Pipe: Standard Taper
  • Lead Pipe Material: Red Brass
  • Bell: 5" 2-piece
  • Bell Material: Yellow Brass
  • Valves: Stainless Steel
  • 1st Valve Slide Adjustment: Thumb Saddle
  • 3rd Valve Slide Adjustment: Adjustable Ring with Slide Stop
  • Features: One Key Valve Guides
  • Case: Molded ABS Plastic
  • Mouthpiece: 7C
  • Finish: Lacquer
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EtudeETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • School bands (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Thoroughly Surprised!

Hello, all! I purchased this trumpet based on the positive reviews that many fellow musicians have left on here, as well as other websites. I bought this trumpet because I wanted to begin...Read complete review

Hello, all! I purchased this trumpet based on the positive reviews that many fellow musicians have left on here, as well as other websites. I bought this trumpet because I wanted to begin playing trumpet once again after my six year hiatus. I used to play trumpet in elementary school through high school and have always either played 1st or 2nd Trumpet. I have often seen this trumpet labeled as a "great beginner's trumpet," but while it is, I also argue that it is a great trumpet in general (for the price). The sound is clear and the trumpet is very easy to blow through; even after six years of not playing, I was able to belt out a c above the staff within half of week of playing on this horn! The intonation is great and the tone is vibrant, maybe a little darker than some other student horns within this price range. The valves are pretty responsive, but the first valve occasionally needs more oil, but I believe that once I break in the valves, I will oil be able to oil them less often. Coupled with the Silent Brass System, I am now able to practice the trumpet in my apartment condo! I am very satisfied with Guitar Center's customer service as well.

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I would not recommend.

At first, this trumpet seems like a great deal...and it is. But that changes. After my son played his for the first few weeks of lessons, I was thinking this was...Read complete review

At first, this trumpet seems like a great deal...and it is. But that changes. After my son played his for the first few weeks of lessons, I was thinking this was a great buy. No sooner did I think that, then his 1st valve started sticking. He would clean his trumpet after EVERY lesson, and oil the valves, so I was a little shocked. I cleaned it my self and still the valve would not rebound fast enough for even 1/8th notes. All of a sudden , the valve worked great. I figured it was just a minor particle that was stuck in the body or in the valve. 6 months later, the 2nd valve had issues sticking. Again, I disassembled it and cleaned it. However, the valve itself would NOT go back in the body. It simply would jam up about 1/4 the way in. I took it to a music shop for an estimate to fix it and they flat out told me it wouldn't matter. They tried to fix some ETUDEs in the past, but the metal in the valves is really poor quality. And the problem happened time and time again. Now, it sits as a decoration in my son's room...and he is playing a Getzen and has NOT had a single problem since.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Overjoyed

By Happy Mom

from Indiana

About Me Child

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Vibrant Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School Bands

    Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

    My son was so excited and loved it!

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    5.0

    Bought this for my grandson and he loves it.

    By grandma

    from Houston, tx

    About Me Child

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Vibrant Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • School Bands

      Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

      Perfect for my grandson to learn on.

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      5.0

      Great trumpet for the cost

      By NDJ

      from Hartford CT

      About Me Child

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good for beginners
      • Great trumpet for the money
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • School Bands

        Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

        Son school band

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        5.0

        So far, so good.

        By wood2brass

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

        First time playing the trumpet.

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        (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Thoroughly Surprised!

        By Nathan

        from California

        Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

        Hello, all! I purchased this trumpet based on the positive reviews that many fellow musicians have left on here, as well as other websites. I bought this trumpet because I wanted to begin playing trumpet once again after my six year hiatus. I used to play trumpet in elementary school through high school and have always either played 1st or 2nd Trumpet. I have often seen this trumpet labeled as a "great beginner's trumpet," but while it is, I also argue that it is a great trumpet in general (for the price). The sound is clear and the trumpet is very easy to blow through; even after six years of not playing, I was able to belt out a c above the staff within half of week of playing on this horn! The intonation is great and the tone is vibrant, maybe a little darker than some other student horns within this price range. The valves are pretty responsive, but the first valve occasionally needs more oil, but I believe that once I break in the valves, I will oil be able to oil them less often. Coupled with the Silent Brass System, I am now able to practice the trumpet in my apartment condo! I am very satisfied with Guitar Center's customer service as well.

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        (4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        beatiful

        By Kevin

        from detroit,mi

        Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

        it sounds great it looks beatiful i love i am a musical prodigy i have every instumentb it plays great i would you this in my one man concert

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic!

        By Cameron

        from California

        Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

        I have had this trumpet for about 5 months now and I could not be happier. It is fun and easy to play. Amazing price! Great for a beginner. I haven't had any problems with it. Just follow the maintenance instructions that come with it and it will continue to play well.

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        (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        I would not recommend.

        By Seth Swain

        from Fox Valley Area, WI

        Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

        At first, this trumpet seems like a great deal...and it is. But that changes. After my son played his for the first few weeks of lessons, I was thinking this was a great buy. No sooner did I think that, then his 1st valve started sticking. He would clean his trumpet after EVERY lesson, and oil the valves, so I was a little shocked. I cleaned it my self and still the valve would not rebound fast enough for even 1/8th notes. All of a sudden , the valve worked great. I figured it was just a minor particle that was stuck in the body or in the valve. 6 months later, the 2nd valve had issues sticking. Again, I disassembled it and cleaned it. However, the valve itself would NOT go back in the body. It simply would jam up about 1/4 the way in. I took it to a music shop for an estimate to fix it and they flat out told me it wouldn't matter. They tried to fix some ETUDEs in the past, but the metal in the valves is really poor quality. And the problem happened time and time again. Now, it sits as a decoration in my son's room...and he is playing a Getzen and has NOT had a single problem since.

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        trumpet

        By delores price

        from Toledo Ohio

        Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

        I ordered this product sight unseen for my grand daughter for school band. she loves it. i originally rented 1 from school.y was costing me 30.00 a month i went on line and ordered this 1 for 109.00. very satisfied with the product and the service. yes i would reccomend them to my friends. Delores Price

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        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        the best and most helpful customer service

        By Barbara Mitchell

        from Old Bridge, NJ

        Comments about Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet:

        I ordered the trumpet from the most helpful and knowledagable person, Mary. She helped me research and the best price. My son loves his new trumpet. and when I need to make another purchase I will definitely call the Guitar Center. Thank you Mary

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