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Step-up the sound of your band instrument: The Benefits of Upgrading Your Instrument

Updated: Jun 26

We are hosting two live in-store instrument step-up events this year. Stepping up your instrument is an exciting and important milestone for any band student. It’s a chance to enhance your musical abilities, explore new features, and enjoy a richer, more rewarding playing experience. Here are five compelling reasons to consider upgrading to a higher-quality instrument.

Step-up your band instrument at our Summer Step-up Sales Events


1. Enhanced Sound Quality

  • Greater Resonance: Step-up instruments are crafted from higher-quality materials, producing a richer, resonant sound.

  • Improved Intonation: These instruments offer better-tuning stability, helping you play more in tune and blend better with your ensemble.

  • Expressive Dynamics: Experience a broader dynamic range, allowing for more expressive performances.

2. Superior Craftsmanship

  • Durable Materials: Higher-quality woods, metals, and other materials are used, making the instrument more durable and less prone to wear and tear.

  • Precision Engineering: Step-up instruments are built with greater precision, leading to smoother key action and more reliable mechanics.

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Enjoy the beauty of a finely crafted instrument, often featuring professional finishes and elegant designs.


3. Advanced Features

  • Enhanced Mechanisms: Features such as improved keywork, additional keys, or advanced valve systems can expand your playing capabilities.

  • Customizable Options: Many step-up instruments offer customizable parts, such as different mouthpieces or reeds, allowing for a more personalized setup.

  • Innovative Technology: Some instruments incorporate the latest technological advancements, such as ergonomic designs or acoustic enhancements.


4. Boosted Confidence and Motivation

  • Increased Enjoyment: Playing a higher-quality instrument can be more enjoyable, inspiring you to practice more and improve faster.

  • Professional Feel: Experience the satisfaction of playing an instrument similar to what professionals use, boosting your confidence and ambition.

  • Performance Ready: Feel more prepared and confident for auditions, concerts, and competitions with a reliable, high-quality instrument.


5. Long-Term Investment

  • Longevity: A well-maintained step-up instrument can last for many years, making it a worthwhile investment in your musical journey.

  • Resale Value: Higher-quality instruments often retain their value better, offering good resale potential if you decide to upgrade again in the future.

  • Future Growth: As your skills advance, a step-up instrument can grow with you, supporting your progress and helping you achieve your musical goals.


Try Before You Buy: Step-Up Instrument Event


We’re excited to offer you the opportunity to try out a range of step-up instruments at our upcoming event. This is your chance to experience the benefits firsthand and find the perfect instrument to elevate your playing. Join us to explore different models, speak with experts, and discover how upgrading your instrument can transform your musical experience. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to step up your sound!

Current renters from Wert can save up to $250 including an instant $100 rebate and our premier one-year repair plan valued at $150 which are both included in your step-up purchase. Financing is available and step-up instruments are monthly rented instruments that can also gain additional step-up rental credits. Our in-store accessories are also up to 30% off.


Event Details:

Dates: July 13th

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Location: Wert Music Store Erlanger

Address: 10 Commonwealth Ave, Erlanger, KY 41018

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