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Favoring Trumpets for Their Incredible Sound

When it comes to sound, most trumpets produce between 80 and 110 decibels of noise. This is on the low end of the noise scale, but not far off. To give you a sense of scale, a conversation between two people is 60 decibels, while a large truck is a hundred. A hairdryer positioned next to your head is 90 decibels, and a rock concert is at least a hundred and ten.

The keys on a piano

A trumpet is louder than a piano. The keys on a piano only reach 85 decibels. In contrast, the horn is much louder, with the trumpeter pushing air through tubing to produce a sound. Because this is controlled by the player, a trumpet can get quite loud very quickly. However, there are a few differences between a brass trumpet and a gold trumpet.

A gold trumpet

A gold trumpet is more expensive than a plastic one. The golden trumpet has 15% more copper than the yellow brass, resulting in a richer sound. However, it is less durable and has a low playability score compared to a plastic model. While gold is softer than silver, it is much harder and less expensive than silver. This means that a handcrafted trumpet will be more expensive but will also be more durable.

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