Hi folks I'll tell you a short story to put this into context ... I am originally a euphonium player - have been for 20 years and played in some of the top brass bands in the UK and the world. However, i'm sick of this style of music and have more or less packed it in! I have converted to trumpet, I have my own soul band, have been doing some big band work and pit work. I'm struggling with range but the more regularly I play, the better it gets which it obviously will ... But not by much. Also stamina is an issue. I do play with quite a lot of pressure. I played with a lot of pressure on the euph and my lip was like a rock (never went after hours of playing) My question is are there any other people who have had a similar change to trumpet or play on a variety of instruments and any advice on maybe what mouthpiece to use (currently VB 7C), should I reset my playing style to reduce pressure and/or ANY OTHER HINTS OR TIPS WOULD BE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED! Many Thanks!