Step-up Trumpets

The Music Man carries a variety of intermediate and professional trumpets made by many of the world’s finest instrument builders. All instruments are custom adjusted in our repair shop and, in addition to the manufacturer warranty, carry a 2 year local Music Man Warranty, which covers all adjustments and tune-ups.

Featured Step-up Trumpets

Yamaha Allegro Trumpet

This marvelous semi-pro trumpet is basically a professional grade instrument with a gold brass bell.   It offers many features of more advanced professional models and is backed by a full 7-year warranty and the legendary Yamaha name. Recommended by band directors the nation over.

Bore: .459″
Bell: 4 7/8″ gold brass bell.
Pistons: Monel pistons are a primarily nickel and copper alloy.
Silver-plated: Advanced technology makes Yamaha silver plating among the finest available. The finish produces a soft, rich tone ideal for subtle musical nuances and expression.
Gold brass: leadpipe Gold brass is extremely resistant to wear and corrosion, and when used in a leadpipe, it ensures long-term precision.


Yamaha YTR-8335RGS

This very popular special professional model Xeno features a leadpipe and tuning slide of reversed style with a single brace for quicker response and playing agility. The heavier mouthpiece receiver adds body to the tonal core, and helps hold the sound together at large dynamics.


Extra-heavy mouthpiece receiver – Keeps tone focused throughout the entire range of the instrument.

Reversed main tuning slide– Promotes a “free blowing” feel to the horn.

Monel pistons– Monel pistons are resistant to corrosion and are an ideal choice for professional trumpet pistons which must retain precise fit and smooth action over many years.

Hand-hammered one-piece bell – A one-piece bell has an axial (lengthwise) seam, making it a continuous extension of the instrument’s material. This results in pure, uniform resonance and superior tone. A hammered yellow brass bell produces a perfectly-balanced tone with quick response and extra presence due to advanced manufacturing.

Annealed bell– Yamaha employs special computer-controlled annealing equipment to ensure that the end result of this heating and cooling process is a consistently superior sound.

Hand-lapped pistons and slides– Hand-lapping pistons and slides ensures an absolutely perfect fit and seal between the pistons and casing or slide parts. Such a perfect fit helps to achieve smooth air flow and smooth action and improve the response and intonation of the instrument.

Pressure-formed tubing- Perfectly rounded tubing results in less turbulence and a smoother air flow, thus allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance.

Laser-fused pluzuma-welded bell –A high-energy laser fuses the brass together for a virtually seamless bell which allows continuous even vibrations.

One-piece drawn leadpipe – This type of leadpipe offers excellent intonation, response and proper resistance.

Single main tuning slide brace – The main tuning slide on the YTR-8335RGS has a single brace which helps the response and tonal color of the instrument.

Specially treated metal – Through research, Yamaha designers have developed a process for treating metal that enables the heavyweight trumpets to deliver more power, better control, and richer sound.

Leadpipe Thickness – A thicker leadpipe helps the trumpet have a better tone and response.

Metal Thickness – The heavyweight trumpets have heavier metal through the instrument than the standard weight trumpets. Thicker metal helps the trumpets deliver a darker tone that does not break up with volume.

Metal valve guides –Darkened sound and improved tonal projection are the result of metal valve guides.