The S.E. Shires Model6MS8 / 6MS8D E♭/D trumpet is a superlative solo and chamber instrument—brilliant, warm, and agile, its sound is powerful enough to work well in any size ensemble or hall.
Owing to the combination of its centered and efficient6MS8 bell taper and Y6H leadpipe, it plays with the ease of a small trumpet—but with the sound, intonation, and projection characteristic of the best large instruments.
This instrument is also available in E♭ without D bell or D slides (Custom Model 6MS8 E♭)
Specs & Features
Bore: .459 inch
6MS8 Bells: 4 13⁄16 inch, interchangeable, one-piece, hand-hammered, tunable "6" (centered) tapers in medium-weight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seams and steel beads
Y6H Leadpipe: .346-inch venturi, heavyweight yellow brass; efficient and clear, with great center and warmth
Interchangeable 1st- and 3rd-valve slides
Piston Material: hand-lapped Monel
Valve Cluster: two-piece casings, standard weight, with yellow-brass balusters
Lower Valve Caps: yellow brass
Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark, model designation, and traditional floral pattern
Includes S.E. Shires double trumpet case, mouthpiece, and care kit
S.E. Shires Custom Series Eb/D Trumpets
S.E. Shires Co. has benefitted from a close relationship with some of the world’s leading players and soloists to develop its trumpets in E♭and D. These instruments offer the response and agility of a small trumpet combined with the sound, intonation, and projection characteristic of the best orchestral instruments.
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