More and more playing in the professional world, I see that all players care about now adays is how high they can play. Since when did playing high notes achieve anything? They come with time and practice, stop using shallow mouthpieces and cheap gimmicks to try and achieve "stronger" chops. I play on a CG Personal mouthpiece, claude gordon if anyone doesn't know, and it is one of the deepest cups out there and over the years my range has been comprimised at first, but over the years it has increased combined with my Benge CG I have a huge sound. I guess my point is that people have lost the trumpet sound to the "easy way out" Any thoughts or comments?