Blackburn Instruments

150th Kentucky Derby Bugle
Blackburn designed and created the bugle that was used for the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky on May 4, 2024. We were hon...
How do I order a Blackburn instrument?
Blackburn instruments are made to order in our shop in Lexington, Kentucky. To place an order for a Blackburn trumpet or cornet, give us a call at ...
Which Blackburn leadpipe would be most similar to the standard Bach leadpipe?
Our Blackburn leadpipe models don't directly compare to Bach leadpipes, but the closest option to most Bach 25 leadpipes would be our Blackburn #19 le...
What is Ambronze bell material?
WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE AMBRONZE ALLOY TO TRUMPET BELLS, CLIFF FOUND THE TONE TO BE RICH AND PURE. THE HIGH COPPER CONTENT ALLOY PRODUCES TRUMPET...
Where can I try out Blackburn instruments?
You should absolutely give Blackburn instruments a try in person. We bring most Blackburn instruments to the various tradeshows that we attending incl...
Does the bore size of the trumpet really matter?
Yes, but bore size is only one piece of the puzzle! The bore size of a trumpet is only one variable that can impact how the horn responds and sounds f...
How can I test new leadpipes?
As with testing a mouthpiece, you want to test and evaluate how a new leadpipe sounds and feels before committing to installing it on your instrumen...