pTrumpet hyTech – declared ‘Best teaching tool for intermediate students’ in the Annual School Band and Orchestra Best Tools for Schools Awards at NAMM 2019 – is proving a huge hit worldwide. More than 5,000 hyTechs have been sold since it was officially launched at NAMM 2019 – well ahead of target with strong orders in the USA, UK and Europe.
On display and ready to try and to play at Warwick Music Group’s NAMM stand (Booth#9133), hyTech is proving popular with bands and brass musicians who are looking for a flexible instrument that will go – and play – just about anywhere. Available in three colours, silver and gold to resemble traditional instruments, and also glossy black, hyTech includes stainless steel lined pistons with ABS core, polymer-bonded and CNC-cut yellow brass valve block and solid brass mouthpiece receiver with a standard 7C silver plated brass mouthpiece.
Described as “feather-light” and “well balanced”, hyTech has received rave reviews. “When driven, there is a typically trumpet-like edgy brightness brought into the mix,” said an independent review in Jazzwise. “It’s a very serviceable horn with a unique vibe that will more than hold its own with instruments twice the price,” said the review.
Normans Musical Instruments, one of the UK’s leading education retailers, commented on its website: “At the current prices, the Yamaha YTR2330 Bb Student Trumpet in gold lacquer finish is £180 [$240] more expensive than the HyTech, and in Silver finish, £300 [$395] more expensive! What we would say is, we’ve played them both, and the HyTech does not sound £300 [$395] inferior to the Yamaha. In fact, it doesn’t sound inferior at all!” Warwick Music Group will be showcasing their complete range at NAMM 2020 including pBone, pTrumpet, pCornet, pBuzz and pTrumpet hyTech on Booth #9133.