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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by 12erlgro, Mar 14, 2011.
The player creates the intonation. It is common to play a C trumpet with alternate fingerings to solve common issues. The player has to have a secure sense of tonality to make it work. If they have issues with Bb trumpets, the C will only compound them.
The most in-tune C that I have ever played was a 900 series Monette, then a Yamaha Xeno, then a Spada modified Bach. Everything else came after that. The Yamaha Xeno has a unique sound but has fantastic stability of tone and pitch if the player properly supports.
We all understand what your original question is. But if you have problems that are not hardware related, getting a new horn will only mean that the problems will carry over to your next horn. For example, using excessive mouthpiece pressure will give you faulty intonation. So will lack of breath support. I've been there.
I would do what s. coomer suggested and let some good players try your horn and see if it still has the intonation problems you speak of.