Quote Originally Posted by Roshoka View Post
You'd think someone who has posted over 10k times could piece together something constructive to say, guess not.
Learn to read between the lines...
There are three parts to trumpet equipment: the mouthpiece that catches vibrations; the trumpet which simply amplifies them (Today, an old band mate that is still in high school asked if I still had my crappy Bb trumpet. I told him I did, that I still played on it, and it still sounds better than his "better" trumpet); and the embouchure (mouth, teeth, tongue, lips, and the way you use it all in general).
All of the work of playing trumpet is in the lips and audio-sensory mind.
If you are having trouble articulating, the problem is most likely in your tongue, its placement, and possibly air. If you aren't using a mouthpiece, it's hard to articulate on the trumpet; i.e. IT'S NOT THE MOUTHPIECE THAT MATTERS!
Sometimes where you perceive a lack of coherency is really a lack of coherency in your own brain.