A World-class, Professional Trumpet from B&S. Sweetwater is an Authorized B&S Dealer. B&S 3143 Challenger II Professional Bb Trumpet - #43 Bell, Silver-plated. Bb Trumpet with 4.803" Yellow Brass Bell, 0.459" Bore, Gold Brass Standard Taper Leadpipe, Hand-lapped Monel Pistons, Mouthpiece, and Case - Silver-plated. As the second-generation model of the original Challenger I trumpet, the B&S 3143 Challenger II boasts several upgraded features to provide an even more enjoyable playing experience.In addition to its fantastic Challenger I specs - such as responsive top-sprung monel pistons, a 0.459-inch medium-large bore, and a 4.803-inch yellow brass bell - the Challenger II is equipped with quiet, felt valve cap inlays, a first-valve thumb slide, and a long screw stop on the third valve. These features are also complemented by a layer of stunning silver plating, which adds an unmistakable brilliance to the trumpet's sound and appearance. Finally, a standard taper leadpipe supports players with optimal wind resistance for a free-blowing feel. Rugged, responsive, and resonant, the Challenger II is everything you know and love about the Challenger I and some! Striking silver plating envelopes a 1-piece yellow brass bell and standard body. Constructed from hand-hammered yellow brass, the Challenger II boasts a 1-piece, 4.8-inch bell with a classic #43 taper. This standard-weight bell stems from a comfortable and stable 0.459-inch medium-large bore that delivers outstanding projection across the trumpet's entire dynamic range. This stunning horn also features a silver-plated finish that not only optimizes wind resistance but brings a controlled brilliance to its already colorful sound, making the Challenger II the perfect all-around professional instrument. Speedy slides and responsive monel valves offer next-level agility.
Players moving up from their beginner trumpets are sure to appreciate the Challenger II's rugged monel valves, which offer ultra-smooth action while safeguarding against performance-wrecking air leaks. The durable alloy also resists corrosion, adding to the instrument's lifetime and keeping maintenance needs minimal. Meanwhile, a first valve thumb saddle facilitates easy intonation adjustments for trickier notes, so you'll never be caught unprepared during a performance. B&S: 250 years of brass craftsmanship and counting.
Although B&S now operates under Buffet Crampon, the brand continues to craft world-class brass instruments that surpass our expectations here at Sweetwater, with nearly 100% of their products manufactured in Markneukirchen, Germany, incorporating tried-and-true hands-on techniques that give their instruments unprecedented tonal color and sonic character. B&S Challenger II Professional Trumpet Features. 100% German-made, professional-level Bb trumpet.
Silver-plated yellow brass construction is equally suitable for symphonic and jazz applications. 0.459-inch bore moves air efficiently and provides optimal resistance. Rugged monel alloy valves yield smooth action and resist impact damage, moisture, and air leaks. A standard taper brass leadpipe offers little resistance for a free-blowing feel. Extra-thin valve casing and modified branch tube (knuckle) angle ensure a snappy response and free-blowing feel.First valve slide makes fine-tuning a breeze. 1-piece, 4.8-inch yellow brass bell delivers a full, round sound. Hand-hammered bell design facilitates a powerful tonal core, spot-on slotting, and enhanced focus. Comes equipped with a hardwood case and mouthpiece. Medium Large Bore, Hand Hammered Bell. More than 30 years in business. Free tech support from audio experts.