I am askin this because I was trying a few trumpets the other day in the shop and I somehow detected a frightening pattern (dunno can be only in my head, psychological thing) but the cheaper the trumpet was it was easier to play it felt more comfortable and the register was also better than more expensive ones I tried everything form chine made 170eur up to 5000 eur Yamahas I tryied nearly every yamaha in the shop from ytr8335 to ytr 6335, also some yupiters and other marques that I forgot, but the pattern was always the same more expensive- more dificult to play
can it be that since only trumpet that I ever had or played was Roy Benson TR101 a very basic school trumpet that I got for 170 euros??? Can it be that I developed my playnig around that cheap trumpet and now only cheap works for me!? it is strange. it shouldnt be that way.
I have that trumpet for 2 years now and I bought a cheap one because I was complete beginner than. Now after 2 yrs of practice and some 30 hours with a teacher I want to buy something more serious, somewhere around 700 euros (1000 USD) But I sipmple sound more worse than while playnig my old Roy Benson. So buying new one is pointless really, from that perspective.
what should I do? The money is in question and I do not want to spend 1000USD for a trumpet that will rest in case while I will be and playing my old trumpet. Can a bit of practice on new trumpet(some 10 hours or so help my case) if so I cannot ask the shop to lend me a trumpet for a weeek so that I can evaluate. If I buy it I will have to buy it after that 10 minutes that they gave me. I will have to make my choice upon that. tricky really.
Also I have to mention that all trumpets I tried in that shop were not properly oiled, maybe thats the case, but then all of them werent oiled neither expensive neither cheap and there was still significant difference (as mentioned above)
help me please