Ease, fantastic intonation and feel, with a true trumpet sound.
Great dynamic range
Beautiful design and engraving
S.E. SHIRES 6MS8-D Custom Series Eb/D Trumpet
The S.E. Shires Model 6MS8/6MS8D Eb/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 efficient 6MS8 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.
Recognized as a leader in brass instrument design and innovation, S.E. Shires sets the benchmark for blending traditional craftsmanship with high-tech consistency and precision. Every trumpet is fabricated, assembled, and finished with meticulous care onsite in its Massachusetts factory. Valves and slides are hand lapped and carefully fitted, insuring smooth, reliable action, and a perfect fit. As a result, the instruments play with excellent intonation, easy response, great efficiency, and unparalleled consistency of sound throughout their range. This handcrafted approach to instrument construction also ensures that the sound of every trumpet displays incredible personality, depth, and complexity—giving the player an unrivalled sonic palette with which to work. S.E. Shires makes beautiful instruments, built to last for many years. Mouthpiece and case not included.
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- Keys: Eb or D (with separate bell and slides included)
Bore: .459 inch
6MS8 Bells: 4 -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 brilliance
Piston material: hand-lapped Monel
Valve cluster: two-piece casings, standard weight, with yellow-brass balusters
Lower valve caps: lightweight yellow brass
3rd-valve slide standard water key
Bell engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark, model designation, and traditional floral pattern
Finish: silver plate