Hand-hammered to perfection by the most skilled artisans at our factory.
Dress to Impress
Beauty in the Details
The TR-860 comes with a beautiful hand engraving on the bell, as well as natural stone caps - elegant details for the stage.
Silent and Effortless
Fast Play Action
The pistons and valves on the TR-860 are expertly polished for incredible playability. It's no surprise that this trumpet plays so effortlessly.
Reversed Lead Pipe
Extra power for bigger tone.
Stunning, any way you look at it...
Got this for my daughter who needed an upgrade from her 230N Student Horn.
The build quality, playability and sound of this horn is no different from ones that are 3x the cost.
Great value…Way to go Jean Paul USA
I played trumpet/cornet through HS and into college. Then family and career took over and my playing took a 40 year break. I returned a couple of years ago and purchased a reasonably priced trumpet to see if I really wanted to play again. I joined a Community Band. And i practiced. While I loved my trumpet, I felt that it lacked in a few areas and was hindering my moving forward in a couple of key areas I will mention below. I purchased a Jean Paul Professional 860 trumpet due to so many good ratings about their student and intermediate models. I was excited, yet skeptical initially before having the opportunity to play my new 860 trumpet. Following are my observations:
Great: The trumpet enables me to be able to play much quieter if I choose. I felt my earlier trumpet had an easy blow, but it seemed to require more volume to generate a good, consistent tone. The Jean Paul 860 enables me to play midrange at a whisper. The trumpet's intonation through the low G to the high C above the staff (2 1/2 octaves) is solid. The trumpet doesn't achieve good tone on its own, but it is easy to achieve. I really like the Jean Paul provided 5C mouthpiece. For me, it fits the instrument perfectly and supports play through my ability range and makes articulation easy. I do use a Parduba double cup for a darker tone when wanted. The valves are fast and smooth. They arrived functioning very well. A little cleaning of the pistons and the cylinder along with oil and they are excellent. I have closely examined the trumpet for fit and finish and have not discovered any flaws. The seems/ fitting are tight, and smooth. The overall finish is consistent. All of the slides move smoothly. The professional case provided is quite nice, protective yet very light weight.
As I cleaned out the valve casings, i did notice some dark goo residue so I decided to give the horn a warm bath with a little dish soap (after disassembly of course) to ensure it was clean as a non-commercial bath could make it. The amount of additional residue was very moderate, worth doing likely for any new horn.
I do not have sufficient experience to judge the impact of the Reverse Leadpipe fitment. But, I really wanted to try a trumpet with that feature and certainly have not felt any regrets. I won't wonder for the rest of my life if that feature would have made a difference, but I didn't try it.
So RECAP: Plays easy, good intonation, fast valves, clean articulation, flawless fit and finish.
The one thing I would change or perhaps provide additional alternatives...the instrument is a very yellow brass. It looks sharp, but like most things pizazz attracts the eye. I suppose, most importantly, the finish, while flawless, doesn't look quite as deep as other horns I have. But, having a professional quality trumpet for the less than $700 price is, well, better looks don't play better...it is about how well an instrument supports its artist.
And you receive a new trumpet with warranty. Jean Paul's service in purchasing the trumpet was exceptional. I have had no need to request follow on service. I am quite pleased with my purchase and would recommend consideration of this trumpet.
Beautiful trumpet. My son has been playing it almost every day. Don’t see why spend thousands of dollars on a trumpet. Recommend to anyone looking for a quality trumpet.
Great quality instrument
When I unwrapped the TR-860 and saw the little while gloves my first thought was RIIIIIIIIGT but now I wear them EVERY time I play. The trumpet, as stated in another review here is a GEM and in between passages I like to sort of "pet' it and admire the first rate craftsmanship. I am an advanced amateur and working at hitting the upper resister in the likes of Bach Partitas. The "slotting" in this instrument is REMARKABLE. As good or better than a Yamaha XENO, which I owned for a short while until a valve stated to stick. With a Bach 3c "Megatone" mouthpiece (Paititi makes one for a WHOLE bunch less) the TR-860 simply COMES ALIVE. I believe that anyone who spends more is simply trying to participate in oneupsmanship. ELK (USNA '68)