If its huge volume and power that you're after, large bore trumpets are the way to go. Large bore trumpets are typically played by more advanced players because they require a good embouchure and air control in order to produce a strong tone. All the major trumpet types are available with large bores, including bass trumpets and models in the key of Bb, C and Eb/D. Of course, their popularity with experienced musicians also means that the biggest and best brass instrument manufacturers specialize in their own large bore horns, including Bach, King, Schilke and Kanstul.
So, what kind of trumpet do you play? Bb trumpets make up a vast majority of this catalog because they are the most common trumpet type. For an affordable yet professionally-made horn with top-notch projection and control, take a look the King 2055 Silver Flair Series Bb Trumpet. This top seller has a .462" bore and features a 1st valve slide trigger for effortless intonation adjustment. Another big seller here is the Schilke HC1 Handcraft Series Custom Bb Trumpet. Available in gold, silver and lacquer finishes, this beauty is inspired by that time-honored American jazz sound and original design concepts of Renold Schilke. Responsive and well balanced, the HC1 belongs in the hands of any discerning performer.
It was also mentioned earlier that large bore bass trumpets can also be found in this selection. If this is your instrument of choice, then you're in luck: the Kanstul Model 1088-1 Bass Trumpet In Lacquer is another top-rated hit. Designed by Zig Kanstul and tried out by first-call Los Angeles players, the 1088-1 is a stunning work of art that's ideal for both jazz and symphonic stylings.
There are many different factors to ponder before buying a trumpet, including its leadpipe type, bell size and amount of valves. But when it comes to how much volume your trumpet can deliver, it's the bore size that you need to consider most. As you can see, larger bore sizes are easy to come by on today's music market, so try to spend some time in this section!