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Jupiter 314L Mini Trombone
Jupiter's 314L Bb Mini Trombone features a lacquered brass body, .452" bore, and 4.72" bell.
Features a lacquered brass body
4.72 inch Bell and .452 inch bore
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25 of 26 found the following review helpful:
Fun in a Small Package!Sep 20, 2004
By B. Gilbert
"And now it's time for a little trombone!" That's what I say before pulling this little guy out...it always gets a laugh but the tone quality that eminates from this Jupiter, is no laughing matter! This horn has the tember, or tone quality, somewhere between a good B-flat trumpet and a Flugel Horn. It can be sharp or mellow. These instruments are usually tone-flat, or are very difficult to get the sound you want, but this time Jupiter has got it right. The instrument is one octave above the more common tenor trombone, complete with the seven slide-positions a tenor player would expect but much shorter. If you are a trombone player and are woried about the trumpet mouthpiece, used on this instrument, ruining your emboucher, don't wory...I have experienced that it reinforces your tenor playing abilities...I have had no negative effects (just dont blow your lip out). Not a bad price either! Have Fun!
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Soprano Bone... not for the faint of heart!!!Jan 10, 2013
By David B Scott
I disagree with any notion that this is a novelty instrument. This soprano trombone has a flugel-like tone and can seriously cut through a jazz band with no problem. I suppose the slide positions are more difficult because they are closer together and they do not correlate to the tenor's relationship to the bell (3rd and 4th), however it isn't exactly rocket science if you're coming over from the tenor bone. Its easier than developing trumpet fingering skills and nothing the ear can't figure out. Combining the articulation responsibilities of the trombone with the range and embouchure of the trumpet will certainly run off many prospective players... just take time to warm up and warm down, bone players, and it will be a smooth transition. I've found the time spent on this instrument to be very rewarding and highly recommend it.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Soprano trombone NOT SLIDE TRUMPETAug 24, 2011
By Low Reed Expert On brass?
This is a awesome instrument, tuning is a bit off but it is an eye catcher. Its a novelty instrument unless youre in a trombone choir. Jazz is the perfect place to get that "what the heck is that" factor. Its only flaw is that its for fun rather than a primary instrument.
Great cheap slide trumpet/soprano tromboneSep 10, 2013
By Toledo Tuba
OK I hear the horn is a pain to tune, but the tuning slide is were the slide and bell meet. The section is a little longer then it needs to be. Next I have played this with trumpet parts with a swing group I am part of. I play bass trombone most of the time and picked this up when I over planned for my bass, so my roommate being a trumpet player performed on it for a marching band preformence. The big thing is remember to listen. I love the horn it is not a easy horn to play in tone, but being a bass player I play flat, so take time and if you are a trumpet player using a trombone slide chart remember when reading trumpet music middle C is the same as Bb.