A plastic trumpet that became a hot topic in rating programs. PLAYTECH's PTTR100 series, which focuses on price and quality, has been upgraded! I will include blowing comparisons and thoroughly explain spec differences with the metal products!
The plastic trumpet has evolved to the point where celebrities could not distinguish between brass and plastic tubes when listening to the performances of professional players. Sound House's PLAYTECH private brand has re-released upgraded instruments due to their popularity.
Before introducing the new model, let's summarize the features of the plastic trumpet.
Washable in water and suitable for outdoor performances. The body does not dent even with a slight impact.
▶Light and easy to blow
The weight is about 500g as compared with 1 to 1.2kg for brass Because the instrument is light, it responds even with a little breath, and it is especially easy to emit middle and high pitched sounds. It takes more getting used to than brass to hit the notes dead on.
▶The size is close to metal
The size of the instrument is almost the same as metal. Isn't it perfect for introducing musical instruments for brass band in elementary schools?
▶Recommended for people with metal allergies
The inside of the piston is made of metal, but the mouthpiece and body are plastic, so the risk of allergic reactions can be reduced.
Now, I would like to introduce the features of the new model.
■ New colors! Abundant color variations!
In addition to the existing colors, green, white and yellow have been added.
10 colors in all: black, blue, green, orange, purple, red, white, yellow, gold and silver.
It is gorgeous just to arrange different instruments in pop venues and outdoor parades!
Gold and silver are painted as before, but other colors are colored by adding paint to the plastic resin material.
■ Triggers are used for the first and third slide tubes
In addition to the third trigger that is only available on some high-end plastic tube trumpet models, we have included the 1st trigger as well.
A trigger is also used for the first.
Notes such as C # and D can be attained so that the sound does not go sharp, and this is useful for full-scale performance.
■ Main pipe is reverse type
■ The metal piston was also upgraded, and the response has been improved!
The piston and casing are made of metal as before. They are an upper spring type and can be operated smoothly as with those made of metal.
The thickness and weight of the piston button is also comparable and can be pressed firmly.
■ The mouth pipe is also made of metal, so the sound is improved!
■ Mouthpieces have also been renewed. Available separately!
The depth of the included mouthpiece cup is standard.
For clear colors, we sell models equivalent to 5C as mouthpieces.
■ Other details
The water key has a unique structure and comes with a kind of packing.
The case is a bag type.
Although maintenance is relatively easy, it is essential to drain the slide tube and lubricate the pistons. Nevertheless, the good thing about plastic instruments is that they can be washed even if they get dusty in the open air.
◯ Valve oil
Used for lubricating the pistons. If you are not bothered by a slight squeaky feeling, use the regular type.
The high viscosity type is recommended when there are not so many fast passages, and you want to improve the sound.
Although it is a plastic tube, let's wipe off the fingerprints with a cloth. I love FERNANDES' scratch-resistant cloth.
How was it? The plastic trumpet is recommended for those who want to start a musical instrument easily and enjoy the performances of the brass band.