I play on an LR180s72 strad for all style of music including marching band. In marching band I have a solo that can't be heard when playing my 72. When i play my friends silver flair I stand out just enough to be heard. I'm wondering if my trumpet overall is just more for a small group jazz or classical setting. Does anyone have any suggestions of horns to try out? Some horns that are very versatile with good quality craftsmanship.
I've tried every kind of mouthpiece on the 72. From a Marcinkiewicz Eric Miyashiro model to a Curry 3c, but nothing is brightening my sound up enough. And, did I mention how dark the 72's sound is?