Instruments

Bb-Trumpets

T 033/Bb

Bb trumpet „Standard“

Model T 033/Bb is a high quality rotary trumpet made from the same high quality material and with the same high level of manufacturing as “Professional” Ricco Kühn trumpets. Using the medium bell in combination with slightly lighter brass valves, this model has a bit less resistance but nevertheless an exact response with a nobly carrying sound.

Optionally it is possible to use all main slides with additional keys, which are available from our “Professional” models.

Technical data

  • bell: goldbrass 130mm(5.12 in.)
  • (optionally with large garland)
  • 2 water keys
  • trigger at 3rd slide

 

 

T 053/Bb

Winner of the “German Musical Instrument Award” 2010 and 2015

The so far best selling Ricco Kühn trumpet is model T 053/Bb “Professional”.

As a result of close collaboration with numerous players over a period of many years this model has reached a rarely found level of perfection. The “Professional” is a trumpet, which covers a big range of preferences in resistance and sound.

For individual tuning different main slides and leadpipes are available additionally.

Model T 053/Bb “Professional”, with L bell, silver plated, was the winner of the German Musical Instrument Award” 2010 and 2015.

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Technical data

  • 3 bell versions (gold brass 140mm/5.51 in. recommended)
  • exchangeable leadpipe
  • bronze valves
  • 2 water keys, one Vienna key
  • trigger at 3rd slide

 

 

T 053/BbX

Bb trumpet “Custom”

In the same way the demands made on a modern rotary trumpets are many and varied, Ricco Kühn „Custom” models are adjustable to comply with the desired of individual musicians.

Additional variant forms of bells and a well considered selection of handmade main tuning slides alongside of three different valve sections to offer significantly more scope in terms of resistance and sound.

Particularly impressive is the lively sound of the “Custom” trumpet with rose brass bell. From a darkly warm sound in piano, through to the powerful sound in fortissimo whilst still providing the familiar excellent intonation in all possible combinations, this model delivers space and reliability.

In lively contact with many different trumpet players, it was possible to take of a lot of more suggestions and to try further versions. As the result, we can offer further versions of the “Custom” models to fulfill almost all demands in resistance and sound which are playing as perfect as our “Professional” models.

The two most popular versions are available with fixed bell as model T 053/BbX. All other versions are offered as T 073/BbX with exchangeable bell.

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Technical data

  • bell with small nickel silver garland
  • (rose brass or gold brass 140mm/5.51in.)
  • exchangeable leadpipe
  • valve section nickel silver with bronze valves
  • 2 water keys, one Vienna key
  • trigger at 3rd slide

T 073/BbX

„Custom“ with exchangeable bell

All parts listed below are working together in all combinations with some small exceptions. The large valve section with bore size 11.2mm (0.441 in.) is recommended currently with leadpipe #B3 and #B4 only. A rose brass bell should be combined with a nickel silver valve section purely for optical reasons.

Technical data

  • both versions as model T 053/BbX
  • bell: gold brass large 140mm (5.51 in.)/ 130mm (5.12in.) , standard valve section, leadpipe #B2/#B, main tuning slide: gold brass standard

---->similar to our “Professional”, sound in piano very direct and heavy, in fortissimo focused and shiny, our offer, similar to former “Monke” models

  • bell: gold brass medium 130mm (5.12 in.) with large garland, standard valve section, leadpipe #B2, main tuning slide: gold brass standard 

----> our „Heckel“ model, warm noble sound, in fortissimo bright and carrying, but never sharp

  • bell: gold brass large 140mm (5.51 in.), valve section gold brass 11.2mm (0.441 in.), leadpipe #B3, main tuning slide: standard or #3,

---->for players who prefer our “Professional” in sound but are looking for a bigger sound, wider slots and are used to play with more air. This version is also fine when using mouthpieces with large backbore ( as Breslmair with Vienna shank, Tilz BB- Backbore…)

  • bell: gold brass medium 130mm (5.12 in.), valve section gold brass 11.2mm (0.441 in.), leadpipe #B3, main tuning slide #3,

---->our offer for players who prefer little resistance, nevertheless “healthy” resistance, sound darkly in p and mf, more bright in ff

     

  • gold brass, medium 130mm (5.12 in.)
  • gold brass, medium 130mmm (5.12 in.) with large garland
  • gold brass, large 140mm (5.51 in.)
  • gold brass. large 140mm (5.51 in.) with small garland
  • rose brass, large 140mm (5.51 in.) with small garland
  • gold brass, bore size 11.0 - 11.17mm (0.43 - 0.44 in.), bronze valves
  • nickel silver, bore size 11.0 - 11.17mm (0.43 - 0.44 in.), bronze valves
  • gold brass, bore size 11.2mm (0.441 in.), bronze valves
  • gold brass standard
  • gold brass #3
  • rose brass #3
  • nickel silver #3
  • #B, similar #B2, but less resistance
  • #B1, easy response, sounds a bit brighter
  • #B2, slightly more resistance, sounds bigger
  • #B3, really open, smooth slurs, nevertheless solid in fortissimo
  • #B4, more resistance, solid sound in ff

2 water keys, one Vienna key, further keys optional

3rd slide, further trigger optional

polished, lacquering, silver plating, gold plating optional

T 063/Bb

Bb trumpet “Exclusive”

The new " Exclusive" is so far the only Ricco Kühn trumpet with " round " valve passage .

Larger valve diameter and one-piece valve slides allow an almost trouble-free geometry in the valve section. Objective measures, compared with our conventional valve section can hardly recognize acoustic advantages, although the feeling when you play and the sound of the "Exclusive" is very interesting. 

The trumpet seems to play more open in the upper register, slurs are easier, precise articulation, however, requires a bit more attention.

The sound of this model fits very well for Brass- ensembles and even for symphonic orchestras with a bright trumpet section.

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Technical data

  • 2 bell sizes (gold brass 130mm/5.12 in. recommended)
  • exchangeable leadpipe
  • new designed valve section
  • one piece valve slides
  • 2 water keys, one Vienna key
  • trigger at 3rd slide