I would think it depends on what sort of professional gigs he will be doing. Sitting at the back of a symphony orchestra is different from lead trumpet in a big band!tubatu said:One of our cornet players is looking for a trumpet to use in professional gigs.
Mike Saville said:Another shop you might try is the Valve in Warren street, London they have plenty of stock you can try. (I also personally find thier service less condiscending than Parkers!)
timold said:Holton "Maynard Ferguson".
Mike Saville wrote:-
This is the Holton ST302 MF2 model - very large bore - very good if you're playing lead trumpet in a big band but doesn't help your tuning too much if you're playing straight stuff.
andywooler said:I currently use a Selmer Paris which is without a doubt the best horn I've ever played - works well for both jazz and orchestral work (or maybe I just have a *beep* sound for both!)
bladder said:Strads...? No!
I think my brother was describing my playing in his post, cheeky *beep*!!