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Van Laar Bb Trumpets

Van Laar Bb trumpets provide an excellent intonation and a tonal quality that is consistently good across all registers. There are several models which are suitable both for classical music and entertainment music. Individual wishes can, of course, also be implemented.

Hub van Laar founded his company in 1990 in Margraten, near Maastricht. Beginning as a workshop for brass wind instruments, the company expanded rapidly under the direction of Hub van Laar and Heidrun Jöchner to become an enterprise of world repute. A team of experts are building in a traditionally way the brass wind instruments of Hub van Laar and adds the most modern production technologies.

Bound by tradition, every instrument undergoes rigorous testing before it leaves the workshop. As said before musicians from the most renowned orchestras, big bands and ensembles all over the world are among the customers of Hub van Laar.

Van Laar Model B1 Bb Trumpet
$3,150.00
The B1 has a lightweight bell and lightweight valve cluster. The sound is compact, with good projection and a bright sound with a fine sizzle in the high register. With its light response and great flexibility, one might call the B1 the “gem” of our collection. ML bore, 11.7 mm (0.461") Lightweight valves One-piece hand-hammered bell, bell material brass, bell diameter 122 mm (4.807")
Van Laar Model B2 Bb Trumpet
$3,150.00
The B2 has the same specifications as the B1, but with a wider bell which results in a warm timbre when played softly. Thus the instrument is suitable for all types of ensembles and musical styles. ML bore, 11.7 mm (0.461") Lightweight valves One-piece hand-hammered bell, bell material brass, bell diameter 122 mm (4.807")
Van Laar Model B3 Bb Trumpet
$3,150.00
Van Laar® trumpet B3 (New Edition 2011) ML bore, 11.7 mm (0.461") Standard weight valves One-piece hand-hammered bell, bell material brass / gold brass, bell diameter 135 mm
Van Laar Model B4 Bb Trumpet
$3,150.00
The B4 was developed on the basis of the Bach Mount Vernon trumpet. Fundamental to the rich sound is a standard bell with a normal-weight valve cluster. Unlike the original instrument, the B4 is distinguished by its improved slotting and lighter intonation. This is a reliable all-rounder for all kinds of music-making. ML bore, 11.7 mm (0.461") Standard weight valves One-piece hand-hammered bell, bell material brass, bell diameter 122 mm (4.807")
Van Laar Model B5 Bb Trumpet
$3,150.00
The B5 is also of standard-weight material. Its bell with a more conical taper allows for greater sound projection and imparts a somewhat dark and warm sound. In the upper register the timbre is brilliant and voluminous without sounding strident. ML bore, 11.7 mm (0.461") Standard weight valves One-piece hand-hammered bell, bell material brass / gold brass, bell diameter 122 mm (4.807")
Van Laar Model B7 Bb Trumpet
$3,150.00
The B7 is a true all-rounder. Its low wind resistance and light intonation invite the player to juggle with the air flow and to experiment with the sound. This instrument opens up an almost unbounded spectrum of dynamics and timbres to trumpeters of a robust constitution. ML bore, 11.7 mm (0.461") Standard weight valves One-piece hand-hammered bell, bell material brass, bell diameter 122 mm (4.807")
Van Laar Chuck Findley Signature Model
$3,600.00
"My signature model Van Laar trumpet has the perfect resistance I need to play in a big band, but also has the warmth needed for a small group or soloing on a film call." Chuck Findley ML bore 11.7 mm (0.461") Lightweight valves One-piece hand-hammered bell, bell material brass, bell diameter 122 mm (4.807")
Van Laar Bob Findley Signature Model
$3,600.00
"Hub and I worked very hard over the last couple of years on my signature model trumpet and came up with a real winner. Because of the nature of the film work I do here in Hollywood I'm called on to play all styles of music. Including Jazz, Orchestral, Chamber, Big band, Etc. with the added challenge of not knowing, when I leave the house in the morning, what the day holds. Only rarely am I told what the music that day will be, just what studio and when. I like this part of my business because it keeps me on my toes, but it means, since I don't feel comfortable changing horns for the task at hand, that I must have an instrument that makes all this possible. Hub has made that instrument for me. The horn, I know, has made me a better player. Do yourself a favor and give it a try." Bob Findley ML bore 11.7 mm (0.461") Standard-weight valves One-piece hand-hammered bell, bell material brass, bell diameter 122 mm (4.807")
Van Laar OIRAM I Bb Trumpet
$3,900.00
The OIRAM is our heaviest trumpet. Thanks to the finely balanced distribution of weight, this instrument is a delight to hold and can be played for a long time without discomfort. As a result of its excellent slotting, the sound can be varied to range from dark and smoky to bright and clear. Due to its universality, the OIRAM can be used in combo playing, in harmony work or as a lead instrument. Like the OIRAM flugelhorn, the OIRAM trumpet was designed by the Belgian architect Mario Garzaniti. ML bore 11.7 mm (0.461") Heavyweight valves One-piece hand-hammered bell, bell material brass / gold brass, bell diameter 135 mm (5.319")
Van Laar OIRAM II Bb Trumpet
$3,950.00
The OIRAM II has a very broad sound spectrum and an immense projection. And what is more: it is easy to play. This superb designer instrument is suitable for classical music, pop and jazz. Like the OIRAM trumpet, the OIRAM flugelhorn is designed by the Belgian architect Mario Garzaniti. ML bore 11.7 mm (0.461”) Standard weight valves One-piece hand-hammered bell, bell material brass, bell diameter 135 mm (5.319”)