Piccolo trumpets are the smallest types of trumpets. It is played in the keys A and B flat, with each key having its own leadpipe in the instrument. A piccolo trumpet that plays in the key of C, G, or F is very rare.
Types of Piccolo Trumpets
Kinds of Piccolo Trumpets include the following:
Gold piccolo trumpet
A gold piccolo trumpet has a distinctive yellow gold color and is made up of four valves, a 3.5-inch diameter bell, and a 0.417-inch diameter bore. It is tuned to the keys of A and B flat.
Silver piccolo trumpet
A silver piccolo trumpet has a bright, silver-plated finish and is typically made up of four valves, a bell, and a 0.401-inch diameter bore. It is tuned to the keys of A and B flat. It produces a tight and bright tone especially when played in the high registers.
Choosing Piccolo Trumpets (Buying tips)
Corrosion-resistance: Choose a piccolo trumpet with nickel silver valves because this material resists corrosion build-up very well.
Casing: Make sure you store your piccolo trumpet in a sturdy instrument case when not in use. A hard case can protect it from getting banged up, scratched, or dented. Oil: To keep your piccolo trumpet running smoothly, buy a good valve oil. Some manufacturers include a bottle of valve oil when you buy the instrument.