Updated - 28th October 2008)
Welcome to the Bass Trumpet Directory. In
this page I hope to create a resource for Bass Trumpet players
and a photographic directory of as many Bass Trumpets and their
owners as possible. Send me a photograph and details about
yourself and your instrument and I will add them to the page. If
you have a web site that features the Bass Trumpet let me know
your URL and I will add a link.
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- Three bass trumpets from my own collection. Upper left is
a Cerveny rotary valve model CTR590X which has a
0.461" (11.70mm) bore with a 7.5" (190mm) bell.
Lower left is a recently restored rotary valve bass
trumpet, manufacturer unkown, which is completely
unmarked apart from a sailing ship on the bell (see
below). This instrument has an 8.5" (216mm) bell and
a large bore of approximately 0.520" (13.20mm).
- Upper right is my piston valve Getzen 994 Eterna bass
trumpet shown along side the Cerveny by way of a size
comparison. The Getzen has an 0.486" bore (12.34mm)
with a 7.75" bell (197mm)
Bell detail of my unidentified bass trumpet
showing the rubbed but still visible sailing ship. I would be grateful for any information
relating to this instrument and manufacturer.
Serpent Newsletter Editor Paul
Schmidt. Paul is pictured with a Model 37 Miraphone bass trumpet.
When not playing his bass trumpet Paul can be found blowing a
variety of exotic instruments including the serpent and
Tony Clements of California, U.S.A. Tony writes
"Here's an Eb bass (tenor?) trumpet that was made for me to
play the "Rite of Spring". It started its life as a
1930's vintage trombone bell, into which was made an Eb bugle by
Frank Doting of Grass Valley, Califonia. After playing the bugle,
I thought it would be a great Eb trumpet so I ordered a set of Eb
bass trumpet valves from Alexander in Mainz, Germany. After I got
the valves from Alexander, the instrument was assembled by John
Sandhagan of La. Ca." When not playing his trumpet Tony can
be found camping, riding his beloved Harley-Davidsons or
Directing the Ohlone College and Ohlone Community Bands.
Flavio Spirgi of Zurich, Switzerland. Favio
writes "I play bass trumpet as my secondary main instrument,
I'm also a tuba player. I play jazz and other forms of improvised
music. The bass trumpet pictured is my beloved Miraphone
374." Flavio also plays euphonium and baritone. Visit his
website for further information at www.spirtuba.ch
- Alexander - Model 19 C
rotary valve bass trumpet. Also available in Bb.
- Rotary bass trumpets manufactured under the Cerveny
- Bach - B188 piston bass
trumpet in Bb.
- Rotary valve bass trumpet in Bb.
- Cerveny (at Musikhaus
Sonnleitner) - Large and small rotary valve models in Bb.
Also at Amati
- Model 4B piston bass trumpet - NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION.
- Dotzauer (at Musikhaus
Sonnleinter) - Hand made rotary model in Bb - also at Dotzauer (ASWLD.com) - Dotzauer rotary
- 994 Eterna piston bass trumpet in Bb.
- Rotary valve (3) bass trumpet in Bb.
- Helios - Rotary valve (3) bass trumpet in Bb. 12.5mm
bore, 155mm bell.
- Jin Bao - Rotary valve trumpet of Chinese origin. In Bb,
- Bass trumpet in C with 4 rotary valves. Set of Bb
- Latzsch -
BTR1000 model, 4 rotary valve C bass trumpet.
- Lidl-Brno - Model
LTR591 3 rotary valves in Bb - also at Lidl
(Musikhaus Sonnleinter). Also with 3 piston valves.
Weston - F/Eb, C (4 rotary) and Bb (3 rotary) bass
- (at Musikhaus Sonnleiter) Model 37, 3 rotary valves in
- Model TR213 3 piston and model TR151 3 rotary, both in
Bb. Available to special order only.
- Model 77-TS 3 rotary valves in Bb - cheapest on the
- Thein - Rotary valve
bass trumpets in Eb or in C with optional Bb slides.
- Rotary valve bass trumpets with 3 or 4 valves in both C
- Bass Trumpet
- British Trombone Society - Friends And Relations -
The Bass Trumpet
Kleinsteuber - F contrabass trumpet page.
- Bass and Contrabass trumpets.
- Edinburgh University Collection Of
Historic Musical Instruments - Bass
trumpets in the collection gallery
- Historic Brass Society
- Horn-u-copia.net - Dedicated To Collecting And
Cataloging Information on Antique, Obscure And Out Of
- Phil's Rugs-n-Relics -
Symphonic Library - Bass Trumpet
- Fed up struggling with strange transpositions?. This
publisher offers the complete sets of orchestral bass
trumpet parts for Wagner - Ring, Janacek - Sinfonietta,
Stravinsky - Le Sacre du Printemps (Rites of Spring),
Rihm - Lichtzwang ALL TRANSPOSED INTO C. (search
the German site under brass for "Wagner" or
Trumpet Reference Books
- The Cambridge Companion To Brass Instruments. Edited by
Trevor Herbert and John Wallace. Published by Cambridge
University Press ISBN 0-521-56522-7.
- The Trombone - Trevor Herbert. Published by Yale
University Press (2006). ISBN 0-300-10095-7. Passing
- Bass Trumpet
Why is the bass trumpet
considered to be a divine instrument?
- ......because man blows it but only god
knows what comes out the end of it.
- Wirral Community Wind Band Home Page
- Wirral Community Wind Band