The Prelude TR711 Series Student Bb Trumpet is the upgraded version of the TR701. The TR711 features red brass leadpipe for proper note-slotting and nickel-silver outer slides to help prevent stuck sl... Read More
The Prelude TR711 Series Student Bb Trumpet is the upgraded version of the TR701. The TR711 features red brass leadpipe for proper note-slotting and nickel-silver outer slides to help prevent stuck slides. This trumpet is a great choice for the beginner or for the amateur musician looking for a quality instrument on which to learn.
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This is an okay trumpet. The only issue I have with the trumpet is that all three valves are sluggish. Cleaned the valves daily, oiled the valves daily, and played the instrument daily for 1 to 2 hours. If you can afford to then spend a few hundred more dollars and purchase a Bach or Yamaha. If you child continues to play then you will end up spending that money. Would only recommend if a person financial situation does not allow them to purchase a better model.
Bought this as a replacement for my son's used Getzen (which broke). This was perfect right out of the box. Excellent tone, superb construction. Mouthpiece was perfect (a 7C came with the trumpet). This comes with a case, which was not pictured in the online photos. The case is awesome - very well padded, solid construction, with a removable shoulder strap and "zip-away" optional backpack straps (you gotta see this, it is very cool!). The case may not be important for some, but if you have an 8th grader dragging and bumping the instrument every day to band class and back, you'll appreciate it! Trumpet tone was better than the Getzen (brighter, louder, and more defined at high and low ends) - but the Getzen was 8 years old and had a lot of play time on it, so that may not be a fair comparison. However, to compare it to a Getzen says a lot - this is not a "cheap horn." It certainly has tonal properties that will satisfy his musical learning into the intermediate and early advanced stages (I have 30 years experience on acoustic and electric guitars and a decade on drums - this trumpet compares to an Epiphone Les Paul, MIM Fender Strat, or a Ludwig Custom Accent Combo drum set). Has the extra spit valve on the second slide, which is nice. This has all of the appointments of an advanced trumpet (such as stainless steel valves, which last longer than monel and nickle plated in this price/quality range). Buy it with confidence.