Trumpet Reviews – Testing Horns – My Experiences

Trumpet Reviews

On this page you will find shortcuts to all the detailed trumpet reviews I have made on individual horns. My ambition is to keep growing the page, so be sure to come back regularly.



Jean Paul TR-430 Trumpet Jean Paul TR-430 Bb Trumpet Review (Intermediate Trumpet)

The Jean Paul TR-430 is marketed and sold as an “intermediate” trumpet. I playtested this horn along with a lot of other trumpets in December 2018 and it ended with me buying one for myself. To be honest I can not understand why…continue reading


Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew TrumpetYamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Trumpet Review (Professional Bb Trumpet)

The Yamaha YTR-8310Z, Bobby Shew model B-flat trumpet has been my main axe the last 7-8 years now and I have a lot of things to say about it. The other two Bb trumpets I have owned and played, alongside with the Yamaha, the last couple of years are a Hub Van Laar Oiram III and a normal Vincent Bach Stradivarius model 43….click here for the 8310Z review


Yamaha 8335LA trumpetYamaha YTR-8335LA Wayne Bergeron Trumpet Review (Professional Bb Trumpet)

I while back I got to try the Yamaha 8335 LA trumpet for a few days and in this article I share my experience with the horn. The 8335LA was developed by Yamaha in cooperation with Wayne Bergeron, the phenomenal and world knowon trumpeter from Los Angeles…click here for the 8335LA review




I will try to write the trumpet reviews as detailed I can and therefore some of them might be very long. However in order to help you find what you are most interested in, about the particular trumpet, I will have every article with the trumpet reviews structured like this:

  • Short about the trumpet
  • The Specs
  • Build quality
  • Valves
  • Balance
  • Sound
  • Intonation
  • Responsiveness
  • Slotting
  • High register
  • Agility
  • General feel
  • Casing
  • Pricing
  • Summary
  • Score

This will ensure that you quickly find what the part that is of most interest to you. Again, be sure to come back regularly because I intend to try every horn I can get my hands on and then write a detailed trumpet review. In other words, this page is going to keep growing over the months…

…and years.

P.S. If you have any suggestion on what kind of trumpet brand or any particular trumpet you would like me to make a review on then feel free to write in the comment section below and let me know. Of course I can’t promise anything but, if I get the opportunity, I will make an effort to write an article about that particular trumpet. Also, if you read a review and find that you have a totally different experience with that particular trumpet then, again, feel free to comment in the comment section under the review and share your personal experience. I’m not at all afraid that this could make my own review look in-accurate, or bad in some way, because we all have different opinions but what’s even more important is that the article would then give the reader even more value and info.

I’m not here to make myself “look good” but I’m here because I want to give helpful information to the reader 🙂   So, again, don’t be afraid to disagree or share your thoughts in the comment sections. That goes for every article I write her eon my website, by the way.