I had previously bought an intermediate trumpet (not a Jean Paul), and had a really hard time getting anything out of it except for a few rather "obscene" noises.
After that dismal failure I purchased a Jean Paul students trumpet (TR330) from Jean Paul. A major improvement!
I am self teaching and have no desire to play in an orchestra nor a jazz band. This is strictly for my own "enjoyment" (??)
I still stink... but I stink a whole lot less than with the other, and am having a great time doing it!
Over all... Unlike my neighbors and the furry creatures living nearby... I'm having a lot of fun with my new trumpet.
Thanks Jean Paul... despite the torches and pitchforks of my neighbors.
We ordered this trumpet for me a month ago....Jean Paul's T330 Trumpet shows you don't need an expensive Trumpet to sound good! I'm really amazed at this Trumpet. It comes with a 7C Mouthpiece (a great beginner's mouthpiece), which you can upgrade if you choose. Pair a high-quality Mouthpiece with this Trumpet, take care of the trumpet + the player behind the instrument, and you're good to go for quite some time. When you unbox this trumpet--and before you play it--it's recommend you oil the valves with high-quality valve oil, like the 'Blue Juice' line of Valve Oil (instead of using the valve oil that comes with the trumpet). The trumpet comes with instructions on maintenance/care of the trumpet. I plan on getting the Jean Paul's Flugelhorn in a few months.
I ordered a trumpet from this brand being skeptical at first but then I was blown away by how good it plays!
I have used this Trumpet for 2 days after purchase with no issues. Trumpet plays in tune. Pistons work fine. Slides work fine. Water keys work fine. This is a good beginner trumpet. The price will not brake your pocket. It will do the job. I purchased this trumpet as a back up in case my professional trumpet gets damaged. The trumpet plays nice.