A little about me...
I played a lot growing up. I was heavily involved with drum corp having finished 5th at the DCI World Championships with the Suncoast Sound in 1986. I went to college on a music scholarship but eventually dropped out (no family support). I went in a different direction and sold my trumpet (bach stradivarius).
20 years go by, I join a church in the new town my wife and I move too. They need someone who can read music to play bells for christmas eve so I volunteer. The next thing I know Im renting a trumpet to play as well. Soon Im in the praise band and my life with a trumpet has come full circle.
anyway, about 6 months ago I join this classic rock band (we play old hits like Mustang Sally, Brick House, Ring of Fire, Gimme some Lovin, etc). I went out and bought a Jupiter 600s trumpet from a local store here in Nampa, Idaho called Dorseys. The trumpet comes with a standard 7c. From my old playing days I had always preferred a 5c for symphonic band and a smaller mouthpiece for jazz like a 10 1/2c or d.
The 5c bach mouthpiece fits just fine as it should. However for some reason the 10 1/2 c doesnt fit properly. It falls all the way in and bottoms out. So without a tight fit, if I turn the trumpet over it falls right out.
I bring the trumpet and mouthpiece in to Dorseys. None of the sales associates have ever heard of such a thing happening. We tried several mouthpieces on the spot. Anything smaller than a 7c and it fails to fit properly. They even checked the mouthpieces with other trumpets to ensure that bach didnt somehow produce a bad batch.
So last night I went to Jupiter website and started live chat and presented my problem. This person too had never heard of such a thing before. They promised to get back with me once the supervisor had a chance to return from vacation and look into the matter.
Clearly there must be some kind of defect with my trumpet...unless Jupiter somehow makes a trumpet that only their mouthpieces fit. and unfortunately Jupiter doesnt sell anything out of the ordinary for mouthpieces. So Im kind of stuck with a mouthpiece that limits my range
Has anyone ever run across this sort of problem before ? Any suggestions on what I can do besides go by a new trumpet (that was Dorsey music store's suggestion)