S. E. Shires Custom Series Model 9Y Piccolo Trumpet in Bb and A
- Key : B♭/ A
- Bore: .450 inch
- 9 Y Bell: 4 inch, one-piece, hand-hammered, yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and unsoldered beadwire
- Four Interchangeable Leadpipes: B♭ cornet shank, B♭ trumpet shank, A cornet shank, A trumpet shank
- Piston Material: hand-lapped Monel
- Valve Cluster: four-piston, two-piece casings, standard weight, with brass balusters
- Lower Valve Caps: brass
- Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark, model designation, and traditional floral pattern
- Finish: silver plate
- Includes S.E. Shires piccolo trumpet case, cornet or trumpet shank mouthpiece, and care kit
The S.E. Shires Piccolo Trumpet in B♭and A offers superior intonation, accuracy, response, and ease of playing in the high register coupled with a rich, beautiful sound. Agile enough to perform the most delicate solo and chamber music, it offers power enough to project through the largest ensembles. S.E. Shires Co. handcrafts its piccolo bells using the same artisanal processes employed in the manufacture of its larger bells, resulting in the same superior playing characteristics and richness of sound. The solid four-valve cluster with yellow-brass balusters adds stability to the playing feel of the instrument, as well as complexity and warmth to its sound. The unique, ergonomic placement of the fourth valve allows it to be played comfortably by either the right or the left hand. The instrument comes complete with four tunable leadpipe bits, allowing the player to perform in B or in A on either cornet- or trumpet-shank mouthpieces.
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The S.E. Shires company slogan, Quality without compromise™, is more than simply a marketing tool. It is Steve Shires’ heartfelt conviction and his fundamental principle for both manufacture and design. S.E. Shires Co. builds nearly every part on its custom instruments in its Holliston, Massachusetts workshop, as it has since 1995. A member of the S.E. Shires team play-tests every instrument thoroughly before it ships. Steve’s attention to design and his keen understanding of how it affects sound and playability is unsurpassed by any other brass instrument maker. He has parallel commitments to the highest standards of modern manufacturing, which make his instruments consistent and mechanically superior, and to the old-world craftsmanship which gives them a distinctively resonant voice appreciated by players the world over.
In May, 2014, Eastman Music Company purchased the S.E. Shires Company. Based in Pomona, California, Eastman is well known for the quality and value of its broad offering of band and orchestral instruments. With the backing of Eastman, S.E. Shires has been able to increase its instrument line, production capacity, and worldwide presence, while maintaining its core commitment to quality, in-house manufacturing.
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