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Looking for a good Jazz Trumpet

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I’ve been looking around online for a Jazz trumpet but i’m not quite sure what to look for. Also i’m looking for a lead and small group jazz mouthpiece. I currently play on a Bach 1c. It gives me a pretty good sound overall and i can play fairly high with it but i’m interesting in trying something that can enhance my playing. I also currently play on a Bach Strad 37. I want a darker and bigger sound that has the same responsive attributes as my bach for small group solo playing. Any suggestions anyone?

     
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The old Martin Committees with the ML bores are pretty sweet!

     
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Try a 8310Z from yamaha. With your 1C it will sound great and very versatile.

     
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I LOVE my Bach Stradivarius S180ML37. Sweet horn. If it was a woman, I would have married it. It is a great all around horn.

     
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try the 789RL Bavarion Lion from cannonball. its an extremely versatile horn and plays with more power and depth than any bach i’ve tried

     
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I am really into Bach trumpets.  Maybe try some Harrellson caps on the bottom if you want a darker sound.  They are very good.  I firmly believe that whatever your tonal concept is, reguardless of equipment you will ultimately sound like yourself..Keep swingin’  Neil

http://www.neil-king.com

     
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Where can I get those Harrelson caps? I’ll try anything just once.

     
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You can’t go wrong with the prices on Ebay if you’re looking for a new trumpet.

     
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http://www.harrelsontrumpets.com/

Also might I suggest using a V type cup mouthpiece if you want to sound darker.  Check out Mark curry’s stuff…His tfl models are very nice to through on the trumpet when you want that dark sound.

     
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Yeah, take up the accordion.