I received the 430S in great shape. It is a beautiful trumpet and I bought it to get back into playing again. I played in High school and college and kept it up for a while later but it has been 20 years since I played. So far it has been great. The second valve seems to stick once in a while but not all of the time. I have put oil on it and made sure it was clean but once in a while still have trouble. I also have an issue with getting rid of water from the horn. When I use the spit valve it gets some of it but when using the second and third valves it still gets a guggling sound. The only way to get rid of it is to pull out the slides of each valve and empty them that way.
I love the sound and I enjoy playing. I have been well pleased and would rate it high especially for the price. I did get a different mouthpiece as the 7C was not working well for me. I hope this will help others as they consider buying this trumpet. It looks great and sounds great I just need to get my lip in shape again!
First TR430S arrived with a few cosmetic issues right out of the box. After reaching out to customer service a replacement arrived within a few days. Initially I was underwhelmed and a little disappointed. Having the second horn for a little while and playing on it,i can truly say I adore this thing. Its light weight and bright sound makes it a lot of fun to play.
This instrument is just what I was looking for and the resonance is great. The third valve was a little sticky at first but nothing a good valve oil couldn't fix.
Received my son's trumpet quickly. He is a first year trumpet player, and loves his new trumpet. Sounds great! So far, NO issues. We did not receive white gloves with the order, so I emailed the company. They sent 2 pair very quickly at no charge. Great experience.
My son bought the TR-330 back on in December here on Jean Paul's website (you can find the review we left for the TR-330 on this website for it) and was very happy with it. I decided to buy the TR-430 and it's a nice trumpet! The tonal colors are very rich/clean, and the ergonomics on the trumpet are nice. The tuning slides are very smooth and I highly recommend this trumpet. I recommend anyone who buys this trumpet get some high-quality valve oil to use when oiling the valves, like the Blue Juice line of Valve Oil. We use it on the TR-330 and we only have to Oil the valves about once every 3 weeks. The staff of Jean Paul were very friendly, courteous and very helpful :)