The Trumpet Visa Gift Card honors the highest pitched voice of any brass instrument. Trumpets made in the 1600s and 1700s had no valves, which limited the notes they could produce. The piston valve was patented in 1818, but did not become widely used until the late 1800s, when the valve was perfected. Trumpet players control pitch using a combination of valves and lip positions. Any trumpet player will love to receive a Trumpet Visa Gift Card.