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Brief Description

Bass trumpet in Bb
German: Basstrompete
French: trompette basse
Italian: tromba bassa

In today’s orchestral practice the bass trumpet is played by a trombonist because the instrument’s mouthpiece is similar in size to the trombone’s.

The above shown bass trumpet is unusual in that it has three valves, like the original instrument made in Wagner’s day, instead of four as on the modern bass trumpet.

Classification
Aerophone, lip-vibrated instrument, brass wind instrument

Material
Nickel silver (mouthpiece),
brass (leadpipe)

Mouthpiece
Cup-shaped mouthpiece

Tubing
Length approx. 257 cm, predominantly cylindrical

Bore
A little wider than the Bb trumpet, inner diameter approx. 11.4 mm

Valves
3 rotary valves (lowering pitch by 1, ½, 1½ steps)

Bell
Rim diameter approx. 22 cm