Is the Yamaha 14A4a trumpet mouthpiece good for high notes?
Well, in this Yamaha 14A4a mouthpiece review, we are going to take look at that. One thing is for sure though, at the time of writing this article, the 14A4a price on Amazon is shockingly low (Click here to check current pricing on Amazon)
“I have to say that The Jean Paul TR-330 and TR-430 are BOTH much better than I was expecting. In fact, when testing them back-to-back, I have a hard time understanding the price tag. I actually gave one of them the highest score of any intermediate trumpet, I have ever played in my whole life…and ended up buying it for myself!”
Jean Paul TR-330 Trumpet Review The Jean Paul TR-330 vs Tr-430
So, are the Jean Paul trumpets any good?
Well, those of you who have followed my trumpet blog for a while know that I just love trying out every trumpet brand I can get my hands on, and in this article we are going to take a look at the TR-330 and the TR-430.
If someone blindfolded me, gave me a horn, didn’t tell me the brand and just had me play it to give it a score from 1-10, I would probably rate the Jean Paul 8/10 (as I’m used to playing professional trumpets)…however, when taking to account that the TR-430 is sold and marketed as an intermediate trumpet, and it should be rated in its own class, I simply can not help but give it a full 10/10
My Experience With The Jean Paul
TR-430 Trumpet Review
When working on an article about what intermediate / beginner trumpets I consider to be the best, I tried out a lot of different horns. I had music shops send me trumpets to try out and one of them was the Jean Paul TR-430 trumpet, and to make a long story short…
“The Bach 1C megatone is a very good trumpet mouthpiece for large lips”
Best Trumpet Mouthpiece For Thick / Large Lips
What is the best trumpet mouthpiece for big lips?
We all come in different sizes, and having large and thick lips should by no means be an obstacle for becoming a great trumpet player. There are thousands and thousands of trumpet virtuosos out there with large lips, and they are doing just fine…
…some of them do indeed need bigger mouthpieces, but not all of them. You see, it also depends on what kind of chop setting we are using.
That said, before you start messing around with your embouchure, it is indeed better to look for a suitable trumpet mouthpiece for thick lips…