Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
School of Music
John R Winkler
This compendium gathers existing information about major "mass-production" instruments in one single volume of data; a body of information not presently collected in the trumpet community. Additionally, this project aims to describe instruments using consistent terminology across instrument brands for efficient cross-referencing, comparison, and research.;Using a collection of pamphlets, catalogues, promotional literature, and website information from manufacturers, this document compiles physical instrument specifications and their playing characteristics. Specifications included are leadpipe measurements and bell mandrel profile descriptions (where available), bore sizes, metals and materials used, and general playing characteristics of each model. Manufacturers included in this document are Bach, B&S, Getzen, Schilke, and Yamaha. These manufacturers were chosen as a representative sampling of mass-produced piston trumpets commonly used in the United States.
Piatt, Kenneth H., "Selected Manufacturer's Professional Trumpet Component Specifications: A Compendium of Measurements, Materials, and Playing Characteristics" (2017). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 6416.