Piccolo trumpets are primarily used to play the exciting, yet demanding, 1st trumpet parts in Baroque literature. The 6810S features a small bore and bell size for superb tonal clarity and projection. It is easy to play, has a beautiful tone and excellent intonation. They are converted to either Bb or A by changing the leadpipes provided. A fourth valve adds an extended range.
Yamaha high-pitched trumpets feature brilliant tone with crisp clear attacks and excellent control in the high register. Though originally used primarily for Baroque music, they are increasingly used by solo and orchestral players for security with difficult high passages as well as for the clarity and lyrical qualities of their sound. The 9835 four valve Bb/A piccolo was developed with David Washburn of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.