S.E. Shires Model BLW Bb Trumpet
The S.E. Shires Model BLW trumpet features a lightweight version of the broad “B” bell that allows for even faster response and an open high register. Brilliant and nimble, it navigates technical passages with flexibility and ease. It sounds warm, round, and intimate at when played softly, but sizzles at high volumes—and projects easily to the back of any performance space. The openness of the standard W leadpipe provides a free, stable-slotting, but flexible blow; its relatively fast taper adds brilliance to the characteristic warmth of the B bell taper.
Bore: .459 inch
BLW Bell: 4 13⁄16 inch, one piece, hand-hammered "B" (broad) taper in lightweight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and standard bead
W Leadpipe: .347-inch venturi, lightweight yellow brass; open and free blowing with well-defined slots and easy, immediate response
X Tuning Slide: dual-radius bend, standard water key; free blowing and flexible, with great response
Piston Material: hand-lapped Monel
Valve Cluster: two-piece casings, lightweight, with yellow-brass balusters
Lower Valve Caps: lightweight yellow brass
Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark, model designation, and traditional floral pattern
Finish: silver plate
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