choosing the right trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jazzyspence, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. jazzyspence

    jazzyspence New Friend

    Jun 16, 2009
    im trying to choose the right trumpet for my playing style

    i play jazz, i have been playing for 6 years, and i want a trumpet with an easier high register but still a good sound in the lower register...what would you suggest?

  2. BergeronWannabe

    BergeronWannabe Piano User

    Feb 6, 2007
    Nobody can tell you what's right for you...but some will try! :lol:
    I like the Bach 43 for just that reason, nice sound all around.
    but many like the Yamaha Xeno, or Kanstul, or NYTC, or whatever!
    Try them all if you can and bring someone to listen to you. Pick what
    you think sounds and feels best.
    And that's about it...have fun!
  3. RB-R37297

    RB-R37297 Pianissimo User

    Mar 12, 2009
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Part of it's not about what equipment you use. Playing with ease in the higher register is not all about your equipment. Don't expect massive range jumps when you buy a new horn or a mouthpiece.
  4. RUFocused

    RUFocused Pianissimo User

    Apr 26, 2009
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Try em, try em, try em, try em, try em, try em!!! As many as you can find TRY THEM!!!

    -On another note I LOVE my Olds Ambassador for Jazz playing!! ; )
  5. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

    Jan 30, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    Go to as many stores as you can and play as many horns as you can.
    Your horn will find you!! But you have to look for it. That's the fun.

  6. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

    Oct 22, 2008
    I agree with the previous replies, that you need to try these horns to see what's right for you. But at the same time, it's nice to have some information to help you navigate through the many horns that are out there. One online resource that has helped me is Guide to new trumpets.
  7. mkmtrumpeter

    mkmtrumpeter New Friend

    Jun 17, 2009
    I totally agree with everyone else... how original of me! :p The best thing you can do is go to a shop and play a few horns and see what you like best. I remember getting a new horn for my 16th birthday... I was dead set on getting a Bach Strad, of course, but my parents told me to play a lot of horns and see which sounded and felt best for me. I ended up getting a Schilke B5 instead. The best thing you can do is PLAY THE HORNS.

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