Please don"t laugh at this... If anyone read my introduction thread, you know I am a guitarist, ocasionally playing a trumpet. And only lately did i realize that mouthpieces make as much of tone as trumpets... Ok, mybe not as much, but alot. I have a shallow mouthpiece, think it is amati, with a small hole in it. Couldn"t get it higher than e2. (ok, I am a guitarist, remember? And i don"t practice.) Well, this guy came to help our band out, to play a trumpet on this gig. Tried his trumpet, felt reborn. Then he saed that I have a lousy mouthpiece. And a trumpet, yeah. So, i kinda wanted to ask, if I want (and I do) to play higher and louder, what kind of mouthpiece should I get? Any advices? Overall tone doesn"t matter. Not that anyone cares about tone on a kind of gigs where we play... So, any advice fellas? What kind of a mouthpiece?