O.J.'s Trumpet Page Trumpet resources

Player/horn combinations

Name Horn Mouthpiece
Bruce Adams Bach Strad 25 Large Bore standard weight - 72 bell,
Bach Strad Flugel
Warburton 3MD/11*
Bach 1 (flugel)
Nat Adderly Getzen Cornet
King Master Silver Sonic Cornet (silver bell)
Conn Connstelation Cornet (mid 70 until end of career)
Rudy Muck (gift from Jaki Byard)
Olds number 3
A filed down mpc
Bernhard Adelstein Bach C trumpet with a 25A (for Adelstein) leadpipe,
King Liberty mini-trumpet
Gold Mt. Vernon 1C
Urban Agnas Monette Prana LT Bb,
Monette Prana LT C,
Yamaha Piccolo 9820
Monette C 12 s Prana,
Monette Bb 12 s Prana
Ambrose Akinmusire Bach 37,
Martin Commitee 1957 (career)
Bach 7C, Bach 3C, Megatone 3C,
Monette B2
Jesus Alemany Bach 37 Warburton 6S
Ed Allen Conn 80A cornet (1922)
Henry Red Allen Conn Vocabell 40B (in the 1920s)
H.N.White King Liberty or Silvertone (in the 1930s)
Conn Vocabell 48B (in the 1940s)
King Super 20 (in the 1960s)
Zottola (large rims, very small cups)
Herb Alpert King Silver Flair,
Kanstul Custom B flat,
Bach Stradivarius,
ML Chicago Benge
Yamaha Bobby Shew and a Bach 72
Current flugelhorn: Kanstul Copper
Current trumpet: Callet Sima
Bach 7B, Shilke,
Marcinkiewicz custom made,
Bach 8B with Bob Reeves shaft,
Callet custom made
Franco Ambrosetti Kanstul ZKT1500A trumpet Holton Heim #1
Cat Anderson Martin Committee in the 1940s-1957,
Conn Constellation 38 B
Burt Herrick goldplate
Custom made by Charlie Allen in Chicago
VERY shallow with a huge fat rim.
(more about his mpc - click on the link!)
Michael Anderson Bb trumpet: Bach 37
C trumpet: Monette STC1 (Portland)
Eb trumpet: Schilke E3L
Piccolo trumpet: Stomvi Master Bb/A
Flugelhorn: Yamaha YFH 631
Bb: Monette B12
C: Monette C12
Picc.: Monette AP6
Flugel: Monette FL2
Maurice André Aubertin C trumpet
Selmer K modified Bb
Selmer Radial Bb
Selmer piccolo
On Bb, C, D, Eb trumpet: Bach 1-1/2 C,
Bb Piccolo: Bach 7 DW
also (around 1972): Rudy Muck 7E
A custom Bach 7D (a particular rim, larger, rounded on the top)
Ray Anthony King Liberty 2B,
Selmer 25,
Ryan Anthony Bb: Yamaha Xeno YTR-8335RG
C: Yamaha Xeno YTR-8445
C Rotor: Yamaha YTR-946GS
Eb: Yamaha YTR-9630
Piccolo: Yamaha YTR-9830
Cornet: Yamaha YCR-6335HS
Flugel: Yamaha YFH-231
Ole Edvard Antonsen Bb Trumpet: Bach
C Trumpet: Bach
Piccolo: Schilke P4/5
Cornet: Getzen Eterna
Custom Yamaha
Luca Aquino Bach 37 ml,
Martin Commettee #2,
Calicchio R 32,
Van Laar Oiram,
Van Laar #1,
Now: Van Laar signature model

Couesnon Monopole
Van Laar #2
Van Laar Oiram
before: Monette B6,
now: Marco Nesi signature model
J. B. Arban Courtois Arban Cornet (1883),
Courtois New Arban Cornet (1886)
Matthew Arbuckle Bailey cornet,
Fiske Rotary valve cornet,
Antoine Courtois cornet, Paris, 1875, Jules Levy model (gift from Pat Gilmore)
Louis Armstrong His first cornet:
simply marked "Made in Austria" (probably made in Boehmen)
Tonk cornet/Chicago on the riverboats.
York cornet/Grand Rapids - (from Joe Oliver);
Harry B Jay Columbia cornet,trumpet leadpipe/mpc (Oliver Creole Jazz Band)
Blessing Super Artist cornets
Switched to Buescher 10-22R trumpet for his Hot five/seven recordings
Conn 56B
Selmer Challenger,ie balanced forward to Grand Prix with a #19leadpipe.
(3 of his horns are still at his home in Corona Nyc.)
Martin Troubadour trumpet (in the 1932 film "Rhapsody in Black and Blue")
EMO (played on at least one of his Australian tours)
Giardinelli LA;
various Al Cass/Giardinelli NYC/Bachs
7C Leblanc France
Parduba double-cup (?)
Selmer Special
In the 1960s, Schilke made a number of mouthpieces for him.
Eric Aubier Before:
Bach/Malone trumpets, P5-4 Schilke piccolo
C Yamaha Xeno 8445 model, MC2 leadpipe,
(by Thomas Lubitz, Yamaha Atelier in Neu Isenburg)
Xeno silverplated 8345 Bb trumpet,
3 valves Yamaha Bb/A piccolo (YTR-9820C)
Yamaha 4 valves Eb
Special C piccolo trumpet (made by Lubitz)
6335H Bb cornet
Before: Bach 1 1/2C
Current: Old custom Yamaha
Piccolo/Eb: Custom Schilke
Chet Baker Martin, Committee model (50s)
Selmer flugelhorn (60s)
Conn Constellation 38B (70s)
Buescher Aristocrat, student's model (early to mid 80s - pawnshop)
Getzen Capri (86 - 87)
Selmer, model: Vincent Bach Stradivarius (87 - 88)
also a large bore Besson Flugel
Bach 6B (in the 50s),
Bach 6C (from the early 70s),
Bach 5B,
Bach 10-3/4
Harold Shorty Baker Selmer K-modified (1950s-60s)
Kenny Baker Besson New Creation Custom, later introduced commercially as
the Kenny Baker model
(short shank, wide cushion rim)
Alison Balsom C: Bach large bore, Bob Malone leadpipe
Eb: Schilke E3-L
Piccolo: Scherzer
Natural trumpet: Matthew Parker
Bach 1-1/4C with C, Eb/D and nat. trumpet,
Warburton 4MD with piccolo
Rick Baptist Schilke B5, (circa 1965)
Conn Vintage One
Benge 5X (Burbank era)
Bach 1½C
Bob Reeves custom
Jeff Parke custom
Guido Basso Bb trumpet:
French Besson,
Now:Bach 37
French Besson
Giardinelli 7M
Jeff Beal Bb trumpet: Bach Strad. medium with goldbrass bell, Getzen Capri
C trumpet: Bach 239 bell, 24 H leadpipe
Piccolo: Yamaha Custom
Flugelhorn: Getzen Eterna 4 valve
Trumpet: Bach 1 C, Bach 7C for piccolo
Flugel: Bach 1 C
Bix Beiderbecke Cornets: Martin Superlative,
Conn Victor 80A New Wonder,
Conn Victor 81A New Wonder,
Vincent Bach Stradivarius large bore,
Holton deep cup # 27,
Bach 7,
Conn wonder
Ethan Bensdorf Bb: Bach 37 ML silver
C: Bach 229 25H silver
Piccolo: Schilke p54
Eb: Schilke
Rotary: Monke C
Bach 1-1/2C 25 throat 24 backbore
Bach 1-1/2C 25 throat 7 backbore
Piccolo: Bach 7E
Anders Bergcrantz Bach 37 ML(1966) - done most recording with this
Conn Victor 6b (1972)
B&S Flugelhorn (Challenger Line)
Conn 8B Artist Leightweight (1969)
Jupiter Flugelhorn
Bach 1 1/4 C
Bach 1 1/4 C fl,
Now: Kelly 3C on trumpet,
and a Bach 3C fl on flugelhorn
Wayne Bergeron Kanstul ZK1600
Yamaha YTR-8335LA Bb trumpet
Parke Bergeron Model,
Marcinkiewicz Bobby Shew 1.5
Bunny Berigan Selmer
Martin Dansant
Martin Imperial
Conn 12 B
Bill Berry Getzen Eterna cornet
Jeroen Berwaerts Yamaha YTR 8335SEU,
Yamaha YTR-9610 Eb/D,
Yamaha rotary valve ?,
Scherzer 8111 piccolo,
50 year old Bach 1-1/2
David Bilger S.E. Shires - Bilger 419 Orchestral C Trumpet
Seneca Black Monette 2000LT Monette B4S,
Peter Bocage Conn 80A cornet (1920s)
Sharkey Bonano Martin Committee Deluxe
Chris Botti Bach Stradivarius,
Martin Committee (large bore 0.468 from 1939),
Calicchio 1S2
Before: 1920 Bach 3C
Now: Bach 3 silver plated (from 1926)
Lester Bowie Benge Schilke 8A4
Ruby Braff Besson Cornet,
Benge #6 cornet,
1970s Bach model 37 long model cornet,
(Played it on his South Pacific duo album with Dick Hyman in the early 90s.)
Rick Braun Trumpet: Custom Getzen 3050s,
Marcinkewicz (now)
Flugel: Getzen 895,
Marcinkewicz (now)
Randy Brecker Yamaha, custom built 2 1/2 C megatone (currently)
Bud Brisbois Besson (R. Schilke's)
1960-ies a Getzen 900S,
1970-ies switched between Custom Holton ST 200, Calicchio and Bach.
The Holton had a .465 bore and thin leadpipe gauge.
Custom Burt Herrick,
In 1973 Bob Reeves made a duplicate for him.
It had a Bach 10 1/2C rim, shallow semi-v cup, 26 throat, short stem
Frank Brodahl Bb: Yamaha Xeno YTR 8345 RG,
Yamaha Xeno LA prototype
C: Yamaha Xeno protype,
Yamaha EU prototype,
Picc: 3 valve YTR 9820,
Flugel: Yamaha Xeno YTR 8310 Z,
Cornet: Yamaha Xeno
Yamaha custom (by Eddie Viet and Thomas Lubitz)
Mel Broiles Claude Gordon Benge
Bach Strad in the late 1970s
Selmer piccolo
Broiles was a trumpet collector. One well known instrument in his collection was the French 4 valve trumpet designed by Merry Franquin.
Clifford Brown First Blessing Super Artist Cornet,
then Blessing Super Artist Trumpet
Bach 17C1 and 17C2
(which are no longer made)
The near equal mouthpiece is Bach 10 3/4 CW
Till Brönner Trumpets: Martin "Committee" 1952,
Bach 72 lightweight,
Yamaha 6330 Bb (put together by the Yamaha folks in Germany)
Flugehorns: Yamaha Bobby Shew model, Inderbinen Sera
Trumpet: Bruno Tilz 1CWE,
Flugelhorn: Besson Meha (custom modified)
Billy Butterfield Selmer Giardinelli BB-1,
(Giardinelli’s Artist Series Mouthpieces)
BB stands for his initial
Donald Byrd Trumpets: H.N.White King Symphony model,
Besson Meha (late 50s, early 60s),
Yamaha and BlackByrd(?) made by Dick Akright
Bel Canto Severisen (& Akright)
Flugel: Couesnon
custom made by Dick Akright
Eddie Calvert Besson New Creation,
(only played large bore model which has LB stamped on the casing)
cornet mouthpiece with an adaptor
Conti Candoli Martin Committee
King (custom made )
Bach 10.5 CW
Benny Carter Conn Conn goldtone
Oscar Papa Celestin Conn 80A cornet (1920s);
Selmer Grands Prix trumpet(1940s-50s)
Theo Charlier Mahillon Bb, Charlier model
Screw rim (patented in 1909 by Charlier).
Bill Chase Martin-Committee 2B,
(Dizzys Martin 2B sold to him from Bill Berry for $100)
Fixed bell Schilke B6 w a 6.5 ounce copper bell 1965- 1969
Getzen 900s
Schilke B6Lb, custom, with beryllium bell, medium .450 bore
Jet-Tone standard (like the body style MF played)
Schilke Chase (6A4a)rim undercut, #26 throat, copied from the Jet-Tone
Don Cherry Besson Meha pocket trumpet (one of only four made in the world)
Besson Meha pocket cornet (made for a show starring Josephine Baker, in Paris, in the 1920)
Olds Ambassador cornet
Civil War era cornet
Pakistani pocket trumpet
Bach 20C cornet mouthpiece
Alan Chez Flip Oakes Wild Thing,
Yamaha trumpets,
Arnie Chycoski Benge 3X+ Jet-Tone Studio D
Vincent Cichowicz Bb trumpets:
Selmer K Modified
Bach 37 with red brass bell,
C trumpet:
Silver Bach Mt. Vernon
Bach B underpart with 1C rim
Herbert L. Clarke Three Star Boston Cornet (his first buy - see his Autobio.)
Conn Wonder Solo Cornet,
King Master Cornet,
Had to play a Conn during his Sousa days.
His colleague Frank Holton started his own company, made the H.C. model which Clarke (and Joe Oliver) used
June Clarke Harry B Jay cornet
Buck Clayton Selmer,
Holton Galaxy trumpet,
Holton B-47,
H.N.White King Liberty trumpet,
Blessing Super 1938,
French Besson Meha (1940s-50s),
Selmer K-Modified (1950s-60s)
Getzen Eterna Doc Severinsen (last part of his life)
Al Cass
John Clyman Besson Meha (preferred for Classical),
Benge 6x (preferred for Jazz),
Benge C (on occasion ),
English Besson D
Bach 1.5 C,
Bach 1 1/2 C
Bill Coleman Conn 10B (mid-1930s)
Selmer Grand Prix
Johnny Coles Selmer pre-K-Modified 24B,
ML Bach 37,
Yamaha flugel
Trumpet: Giardinelli 7M
Flugelhorn: Giardinelli 7C
Kiku Collins Getzen 3001 Mike Vax,
Schilke piccolo,
Getzen Custom Series flugelhorn,
Buescher cornet,
Amati valve trombone
Loud 3Z, 3C, 75M,10.5C (trumpet)
Loud LM-3F (flugel)
Loud LM-65 (trombone)
Lee Collins Olds Recording (1950s)
After his death his horn was played by Percy Humphrey.
Luca Cosi Conn 61b
Bach 37s,
Bach 37 sterling,
Monette Chicago,
Monette 993 p
Monette B2S3 Prana
Ted Curson Bach Bb,
Selmer piccolo,
Selmer flugelhorn
Selmer 5,
Selmer 1 (piccolo),
Selmer 1+ (flugel)
Frits Damrow Bb trumpet:
YTR 8310Z Custom, YTR 8335S Xeno, YTR 936GS Rotary
C trumpet:
YTR 9445 CHS Artist Model,YTR 964GS Rotary
Eb/ D trumpet:
YTR 9610 Custom, YTR 9630 Custom
Piccolo trumpet:
YTR 9830 Custom, YTR 9820 Custom
YFH 631G
YCR 6330II
Jay Daversa Stomvi VR 2 Bob Reeves 43 W/C2j, standard backbore
Charley Davis Kanstul 1S2 Bb,
Bach 37 Sterling Bell Bb,
Bach C 239 Bell,
Kanstul Piccolo
Bach 3C-24 throat, 3B-24 throat (classicalplaying),
Bach 3C/D (for extreme lead playing),
Bach 3D-24 throat/117 (backbore for piccolo playing)
Miles Davis Started on a Selmer Grand Prix,
FA Reynolds (seen on photos with one),
Martin Committee,
French Besson Brevete,
Vega power model,
Martin Imperial,
Martin Magna
Olds Super Martin,
Martin Magna (Fat Girl)
Heim (made by Holton)
Giardinelly (Heim copy)
Trumpet mpc on flugel
Wild Bill Davison Conn Victor 80A,
Olds Special cornet (1940s),
King Master Super 20 (last 30 years)
Bach 10 1/2 C
Allan Dean Bb trumpet: Yamaha YTR 6335HG
C trumpet: Yamaha YTR 6445HG S
D trumpet: Yamaha YTR 751
Eb trumpet: Yamaha YTR 9350
F-G trumpet: Schilke G1
Bb cornet: Yamaha YCR 6330
C cornet: Getzen Eterna
Flugelhorn: Yamaha YFH 6310Z
Currently: Schilke custom (paper thin alloy)
Bach 1 1/2 C,
Purveyance/Reeves 4*K4 (P8) for commercial playing,
Parke, Pickett and Reeves here and there all with Bach 1 1/2 rims
Sidney DeParis Reynolds Professional model cornet (1950s-60s)
Vince DiMartino Benge CG (1978),
Schilke S32 (mid to late 80s)
Shires Severinsen, modified
Peter Pickett (based off of a favorite Bob Reeves)
Timofei Dokshizer First instruments, trumpets with rotary valves;
A rotary-valved cornet by Alexander,
Selmer K Modified (60 and 70ies),
Benge (gift from Vladimir Drucker, 1. trumpet Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Occasionally a Schilke C trumpet.
Ruddy Muck 7E,
Bach 7E (cut on Bachs lathe by himself)
Kenny Dorham Besson Meha,
Martin Committee,
Martin Magna,
Cuesnon Monopole trumpet
Bach 1 (with the Meha),
Giardinelli 6V
Dario Savino Doronzo Bach 37,
Martin Committee (1948),
Conn Connstellation 36B.
Inderbinen Sera,
Van Laar BR2.
Monette B2S3,
Bach 1C
Dave Douglas Silver Bach Stradivarius large bore trumpet with a #25 bell
(this equipment for more than 25 year)
Bach 3B
Nick Drozdoff Jazz / Lead setup: Yamaha Bobby Shew Model Trumpet
Legit B-flat: Custom Made Wayne Tanabe trumpet
C-trumpet: Bach 229 Bell, large bore with a custom Wayne Tanabe lead pipe
E-flat trumpet: Custom Wayne Tanabe E-flat
Flugel: Courtois 3 valve flugel
Cornet: Either a Courtois Arban model or a Conn Victor
Piccolo Trumpet: Schilke P5-4A trumpet
Jazz: Laskey 40 C, Lead: Laskey 40 S*
Bb / C trumpet: Stage 1 California
Flugelhorn: Eclipse
Cornet: Stage 1
Now: Getzen
B-flat: Custom Schilke 1&1/4 C (Bach copy),
C: Bach 1&1/4 C megatone,
E-flat: Schilke 3CH rim on a Bach 3C underpart
Flugel: Bach 1&1/4 rim on a Warburton 4XD underpart
Cornet: Bach 1&1/4 C rim on a Warburton 4XD underpart
Piccolo: Laskey 40MC
John Lynce Asymmetric, Wedge
Harry Sweets Edison Selmer (pre K) Selmer,
Al Cass (Diz cup with Stock backbore)
Roy Eldridge Martin Handcraft Imperial,
Martin Committee Deluxe (1950s),
Getzen Severinsen Eterna SK2429,
Conn 60 B (ca 1975)
LeBlanc (late in life)
Al Cass,
Charlie Allen
Fred Elias King Liberty and Silvertone Artist
Don Ellis Holton Revelation 45, then Holton B-47 (early in his career),
Holton 4-valved quarter tone trumpet custom made,
Holton Firebird,
Al Cass mellophone
Custom Jack Bell,
Custom Bob Reeves
Ziggy Elman Selmer trumpet,
H.N.White King 2B Liberty and Super 20 trumpets,
King Master Cornet
Pee Wee Erwin Besson Meha (did most recordings with this),
French Bessons, (1914 and 1922)
Getzen Eterna,
Benge large bore long cornet (gift from Warren Vache)
Bach 10 1/2 C (goldplated)
George Eskdale Besson C/Bb
Besson Eb/D
(Eskdale helped develop these at Boosey and Hawkes in the late 1930)
Hal Espinosa Selmer K-Modified for years
later an Olds Clinician,
playing the Olds Custom P-12
Jon Faddis Schilke gold-plated B6L with a beryllium bell from 1971-1983
Schilke S42
Custom Laskey heavyweight
Custom Schilke (about 13BB)
Don Fargerquist Callichio
Art Farmer Martin Committee
Monette Flumpet
Besson Flugelhorn
Kanstul Burbank Flugelhorn
Cuesnon Flugelhorn (he prefered this)
Al Cass Flugelhorn
His last:
Monette B7F
(F stands for Farmer, not Flugelhorn)
Maynard Ferguson Selmer,
Bach large bore 1952-1953,
Martin Committee (on album cover in 1955),
Conn Connstellation 38B, Liberator,
Holton ST301S in 1972,
Holton MF Horn,
Monette Prana XLT,
Monette MF Prana,
Flugel: Courtois
Modified Rudy Muck (young in Canada and with Kenton)
Custom by D. Callichio (late 1950 )
Holton (His Design, V-cup)
Giardenelli 1,2,3, (early 1960, V-cup)
JetTone MF (1970ies, V-cup)
JetTone by Schilke (short time)
Monette MF (V-cup)
Monette MFII (Shallow Bowl)
Monette MFIII (Shallow Bowl, wider rim).
Keith Fiala Austin Winds Stage 470LT (Kanstul horn, slightly modified),
Flugelhorn: Courtois 154R (rose brass bell)
GR Primal 62Z*
Bob Findley Bb: Hub Van Laar Bob Findley signature,
C and piccolo: Hub Van Laar,
Flugel: Hub Van Laar # 1
Custom Marcinkiewicz
Chuck Findley Calicchio
Now playing/endorsing Hub van Laar intstruments:
Bb, C trumpet Chuck Findley signature model,
Hub Van Laar Chuck Findley
Chuck Findley model (made by Bob Reeves)
Horst Fischer Hüttl
Martin Committee
Meister Anton
(Later Meister Anton created another model for Fischer with a bigger bore but smaller bell)
Custom Bruno Tilz
Tony Fisher Olds with hand hammered bell (first trumpet)
Conn Constellation,
Olds Mendez,
Olds Super
Benge MLP (last 40 years)
Bach 10 1/2 C,
Giardinelli 10S
Dan Fornero Hub Van Laar, Gary Radke custom
Maciej Fortuna Taylor Chicago Custom Monette Prana B2S3 81
Harry Freistadt French Besson Bb,
Bach Bb (inherited from Max Schlossberg),
Conn C,
Cornet: H.N. White King Master, 1956, gold lacquer
(his daughter still owns the cornet)
Paolo Fresu Bach 43 New York,
Hub Van Laar OIRAM flugelhorn
Bach 3 C
Hans Gansch Lechner (rotary valves)
Adaci (rotary valves)
Kurner (rotary valves)
Yamaha 16E4
Thomas Gansch Schagerl Gansch-Horn,
Schagerl Killer Queen flugelhorn
Bach Megatone 3B,
Bach 3CFL (flugel)
Chris Gekker Monette classic LT
Shilke Eb
Schike piccolo
Yamaha C piccolo
Monette B 1 5M
Armando Ghitalla Martin (during the 50s and 60s)
Trumpets designed by Bill Tottle (late 60s) usually Bach parts, a 238 bell.
Had an ascending valve to put the horn in D, making a C/D trumpet.
Yamaha artist after the BSO.
Had Yamaha build a C/D trumpet for him.
A huge collection, most in the 1 1/4 size.
Bach Mt Vernon 1 1/4 C cornet mouthpiece, with an adapter to the trumpet.
Tottle 3Cstar - about the same size as a 1 1/4, with a "K" backbore.
Al Cass
Dizzy Gillespie Martin Committee;
King Silver Flair;
Schilke (gift of Jon Faddis)
H.N.White King Super 20 trumpets (late 1940, early 1950)
Al Cass 2-24A mostly,
switched to Al Cass 2-25A a few times
Mic Gillette Martin with tunable bell
(custom made triggers on first and third valves),
King Silver Flair,
Martin Magna,
Jet-Tone Studio A, then Studio B
Marcinkiewicz "Mic Gillette"
(Model SC3X.351L RLP)
Marcinkiewicz E8.7 Mic Gillette
Greg Gisbert Yamaha 6310z Marcienciewicz Shew 1.5
Andrea Giuffredi Bach 72,
Bb & C trumpet : Courtois Evolution IV
Now: Monette Prana 3 Bb
Piccolo & Eb trumpet: Schilke
Flugelhorn : Courtois
Yamaha 15 E4 for classic
Giardinelli 12 S for big band
Schilke 14A4 for piccolo
2008: after 10 years I changed my mouthpieces
Monette Prana B 2.5
Monette Prana B2S3 (classic and jazz)
Monette Prana MF III (for lead)
Harry Glantz French Besson Bb (early in his career)
Parduba Bb trumpet (1929 - 1940)
Conn Glantz Model C,
Conn 2B,
Besson Meha,
Benge Burbank 3X (medium large bore)
Bach 3C, 6C
Bernie Glow Bach 72* ML Giardinelli BG (Bernie Glow model)
Jan Glæsel Before:
Selmer Claude Gordon,
Selmer Chorus (custom build black finish),
Benge Claude Gordon,
Scodwell Bb,
Scodwell C (Brushed Satin),
Bach Eb Mount Vernon,
Bach Flugelhorn
Bob Reeves C2J - lounge trompet sound,
Bob Reeves 42 CF (Chuck Findley)lead,
Bob Reeves 42 S (small) more lead,
Bob Reeves 42 ES (ex.small) even more lead
Don Goldie Selmer Paris 24 B gold plated trumpet (now owned by John Georgini),
Selmer Paris 24 B lightweight trumpet.

John Branzer says: He sold the lightweight Selmer that I gave him, but returned the standard weight 24B Selmer to me before his death, which I still have. I had given him both instruments.
Bach Mt. Vernon 6C
Brad Goode Blessing ML-1(.460)
1936 Martin Handcraft Imperial (.445)
1931 Blessing Artist (.468)
Warburton 6M w/ #4 backbore
Al Cass 1-29
Claude Gordon Besson Meha,
Benge Claude Gordon,
Selmer Claude Gordon
Last was CG Personal
Dusko Goykovich Buescher Super 400 (ca. 1950),
Buescher Top Hat,
Buescher Cane 400,
Romeo Adaci,
Trumpet / Flugelhorn by Franz Weber
Custom Romeo Adaci,
Custom Monke
Conrad Gozzo Besson Meha large bore, 468 (almost all recordings),
Chicago Benge #2233,
Chicago Benge #2952 (sold in 1960)
Leblanc Gozzo model (non-production)
Bert Herrick modified 7C
George Graham Trumpet: Bb BelCanto Large Bore
Bach C and D/Eb Tumpetw/ Akright conversion and interchangeable
Piccolo Trumpet: Burbank
Cornet: BelCanto
Flugel: Yamaha 631 w/ Kanstul, now Hub Van Larr
Trumpet: New York Bach 7C w/ rounded inner rim
Flugel: Dennis Wick 4F w/ the same rim
Gordon Chris Griffin Selmer Grand Prix and Getzen Eterna Bach 7 C
Mario Guarneri Hub Van Laar 8 Bb
Hub Van Laar custum C
Hub Van Laar Flugel
Shilke 4 valve Eb
Schilke piccolo
GR/Najoom custom (close to 66M)
Tony Guerrero Trumpet: Yamaha Xeno,
Flugelhorn: Yamaha 8315 G (Wayne Bergeron model)
Yamaha 16C4,
Flugel: Getzen 3C
Russell Gunn Bach 37,
Inderbinen Alpha with Studie tuning slide,
Inderbinen Wood flugelhorn
Bach 7D,
Bach 3C,
Bach/Inderbinen 1 1/2C
Gary Guthman Marcinkiewicz Rembrandt SC3.7ML
(bore ML - .459)
Custom by Joe Marcinkiewicz
Bobby Hackett Martin Handcraft Imperial (adv) small group period, 1937-38
F.A. Reynolds (ph) Bobby Hackett Orchestra, 1940
Muck (adv) Likely instrument of the Glenn Miller period
Besson (adv, phs) shepherds crook, also trumpets, entire career
H.N. White King Master (adv)
Selmer (ph: Hawaii Swings LP) also trumpet (ph)
Bach Strad (phs)
Benge (phs)
Getzen Eterna, including prototypes (phs)
Olds Super (ph) had belonged to Red Nichols, very late in career

(adv) = endorsed horn in magazine advertising
(ph) = photo
(phs) = multiple photos
Rudy Muck
Tim Hagans Trumpets: Antoine Courtois Bb Evolution III-EV3B,
and Evolution IVEV4B,
Flugelhorn: Antoine Courtois AC155.
Bach 7C
Larry Hall Kanstul 1S2,
Bach 37 Sterling Bell
W. C. Handy Conn 2B
Håkan Hardenberger C trumpet:
Bob Malone Bach 229,
Prototype Yamaha Artist Model YTR-9445CHS
An older Toshi that he got from Thomas Stevens in 1984,
close to a Bach 2C,
Piccolo same rim as Toshi, shallower cup
Roy Hargrove Olds Ambassador,
Bel Canto (gift from Doc Severinson),
Monette (gift from Wynton),
Bach 43 silver Reverse LT Star bell,
Bach 25 Large Bore,
Inderbinen Silver Art,
now Inderbinen Alpha,
also daCarbo,
Inderbinen Wood Flugelhorn
Bach 3C (most records)
Monette B6, Monette BF7 X / Prototype
Now: Heim remake
John Harner Calicchio 1s bell with a 2s leadpipe,
Now, a custom buildt Conn Vintage One
Mike Vax Signature model Marcienkewicz
Tom Harrell Trumpet:
Connstellation 36B
Now Connstellation 38B
Trumpet: Bach 1-1/2 C Megatone
Flugel: Bach 1-1/2 C FL
Keyon Harrold Bach 37,
Selmer 90J,
Now: Selmer Concept TT
Bach 7C
Keyon Harrold Jean Baptiste 900 Flugel (made by B&S)
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach (past- older to newer):
Conn cornet (copper bell)
Olds Studio tpt
Schilke tpt
1959 Selmer K Modified
Yamaha prototype large bore YTR3558
Custom Yamaha YTR 6335
Yamaha YFH 731
1942 Martin Indiana
Antigua tpt 3580
(past- older to newer):
Bach 10 1/2 (10 yrs)
Giardinelli 7
Jet Tone Studio D (10 yrs)
Shilke 14A4 and 13A4 (5 yrs)
Marcinkiewiczs custom (between Shew and Vizzutti)
Mendez 2 (15 yrs)
Wedge Gabriel Signature Line (jazz and commercial)
Bach NY 12 (occasionally)
Erskine Hawkins Conn 40B
Gustav Heim Holton Revelation Trumpet Holton Heim
Tine Thing Helseth Bb: Bach Strad 37,
C: Yamaha YTR-9445CHS - Chicago,
Eb/D: Schilke
Piccolo: Yamaha Custom Bb/A,
Bach 1 1/4 C,
Bach 7D (piccolo)
Shelton Hemphill Buescher 400 trumpet
Eddie Henderson Trumpet: Selmer 80J black trumpet,
currently a new Selmer Sigma,
1938 Besson Meha,
1938 gold plated Custom Martin Handcraft Imperial,
Flugelhorn: Couesnon and Selmer
Trumpet: custom Scott Holbert
Flugelhorn: custom Scott Holbert
Bud Herseth Bach C w/ 6 leadpipe owned by Chicago Symphony,
Monke C, Bb and D rotary,
Schilke B3 large bore Bb,
Schilke P5-4 piccolo,
Schilke E3L Eb-D,
Schilke G1L G-F-E,
Schilke A2C C cornet,
Monette C then back to Bach C
Bach 1
Bach 7C
Patrick Hession Now:
Monette MF Prana Bb trumpet
Yamaha 6310Z with custom Piczuk leadpipe
Monette Prana BL4S6
Jerry Hey Bach,
Calicchio 1S2 Bb trumpet,
Kanstul 1S2 Bb trumpet,
Bach 37 Sterling Bell Bb (now)
Bob Reeves 43S (until the early 90s)
Bach 3C
David Hickman SE Shires B-flat Trumpet (model AZ), gold-plated
SE Shires C Trumpet (model 401), gold-plated
Blackburn 5-valve C Trumpet, gold-plated with custom engraving
Yamaha E / E-flat (sliding bell) Trumpet, gold-plated
Millens F Trumpet (once owned by Roger Voisin), gold-plated
Yamaha B-flat / A Piccolo Trumpet (model YTR 9830), gold-plated
Yamaha B-flat Cornet, silver-plated
Giddings “Hickman-model” stainless steel trumpet mouthpiece (deep cup)
Giddings “Hickman-model” stainless steel trumpet mouthpiece (medium cup)
Giddings “Hickman-model” stainless steel trumpet mouthpiece (shallow cup)
(Note: All of the above mouthpiece have identical rim sizes and shapes.)
Schilke Custom Trumpet-Flugel trumpet mouthpiece (with same rim as above, only made with delrin plastic)
Endsley Custom Cornet mouthpiece (deep “V-shaped” cup with delrin plastic rim same as
Jim Hines Bb: Stage 1 NY7
Terumasa Hino Yamaha Getzen Eterna(in the 60s)
Al Hirt Martin Comittee,
LeBlanc (+ an eclectic horn with Bach valves and LeBlanc bell)
King Silver Sonic
Last years: Courtois 708 Sonic
Jet-Tone Al Hirt models
Thomas Hooten C: Yamaha Chicago II YTR-9445CHSII,
Bb: Yamaha Xeno YTR-9335CHS,
Eb: Yamaha (long bell),
Piccolo: Yamaha YTR-9825,
Rotary: Yamaha,
Cornet: Yamaha YCR-9435,
Flugelhorn: Yamaha YFH-631G
Bach 1 1/4 (24/24)
Freddie Hubbard Trumpets:
Conn Artist 8B,
Bach Mercury,
Olds Ambassador(w/pickup),
Martin Cmmittee
Getzen Eterna (3 valve - silver),
Bach 6,
Calicchio 3/9L ,
Monette 4B
Flugel: Monette 6
Abbie Huebner Selmer trumpet and Courtois cornet
Bob Hunt Conn Vintage One 1B (modern trumpet),
Conn 40B (1933),
Conn 22B (1925),
Rawbrass Custom (modern trumpet),
Flip Oakes Wild Thing shepherds crook cornet
Conn 80A;
Trumpet: Schilke 24
Cornet: FO 0
Matthias Höfs Trumpets made by Thein Brothers
3 valve and 4 valve instruments
for more - see his webpage!
Thein Brothers
Roger Ingram Schilke model S42 Bb Trumpet,
Conn Constellation,
Couesnon Flugelhorn circa 1963.
"Roger Ingram" signature model E12.4 Marcinkiewicz,
EXCLUSIVELY play the Jupiter XO series 1600i professional trumpet
(own design)
Jupiter XO Series Flugelhorn,
Getzen 4 valve piccolo 940 Eterna brass lacquer,
Jupiter 528L Valve trombone
Lead work: "Roger Ingram" signature made by Joe Marcinkiewicz (model E12.4)
Broadway show: "Bobby Shew" signature by Joe Marcinkiewicz,
(referred to as the Bobby Shew 1.25 - model E10.3)
Classical/symphonic/small jazz groups:
a plastic 5C made by the "Kelly" (equivalent to Bach 5C)
I prefer this plastic version of the 5C because of the nice
warm sound it helps me create.
Bach 7-C Flugelhorn mpc
Mark Inouye Bb Trumpet : Bach Artisan
C Trumpet : Yamaha YTR-9445CH
C Rotary : Schagerl Horsdorf Heavy
C Cornet : Getzen Custom Series
Eb Trumpet : Yamaha YTR-9636
Bb/A Piccolo : Schilke P54
Baroque : Bosc
Mark Isham Monette Bb LTJ,
Monette Flumpet,
Monette Bb piccolo
Monette B15 (trumpet)
Monette FL15 (flugel)
Monette MBP4S (piccolo)
Don Jacoby Conn Bach
Harry James Selmer Paris Balanced Action #25A
Selmer Paris Balanced Action #22B (according to Miss Selmer)
Selmer Signet
In 1954 he switched to
King Silver Sonic Symphony custom made balanced action model
Also played:
King Master cornet,
King Liberty tumpet,
King SIlver Flair (1968),
According to the register at the Selmer Paris factory,
one of the last balanced action trumpets sent to James was a 23A.
His last trumpet (at the Smithsonian, donated by his son Tim James in 1987)
A balanced design, with a replica of the distinctive Selmer finger hook.
Harry James name engraved in script along the bell.
Not built by King (no brand name).
Serial-number 863066, has the numbers 468 stamped on the middle valve casing.
Designed by Chuck Ward of King in Eastlake, Ohio in April of 1981.
First mpc was a Gustav Heim #2 (made by Holton),
Parduba Double Cup *5* - Harry James Model
In a letter, John Parduba states that James did not
play the Harry James Model, because he did not like it.
Freddy Jenkins Conn 58 B trumpet,
Conn Vocabell 40 B
Ingrid Jensen New York Bach (M) with #67 bell,
Monette Prana XLTJ STC,
Couesnon Flugel
Besson "Marvin Stamm" model 3,
Couesnon Flugelhorn Black Hill I.J. #3,
Giardinelli 10 (for Flugelhorn)
Bunk Johnson H.N.White King Liberty and Selmer trumpet
Russ Johnson Bb: Stage 1 New York, Stage 1 NY 7
Flugelhorn: Bach 183
Cornet: Stage 1
Also Blessing Super Artist
Monette B4,
Bach 3C for Flugel,
Bach 7EW
Walt Johnson Callichio
Wild Thing
Bob Reeves
Black Hill
Carmell Jones Martin Committee (before the 1960s),
Conn Connstellation 38B (during the 1960s),
Benge 3x (1970s and 1980s)
Tottle 3C
Jonah Jones Selmer cornet (when with Stuff Smith in the mid-1930s)
Olds Super
Reunald Jones Chicago Benge,
Conn 60B (silver)
Kent Jonsson Bb: Bach Mount Vernon (-63 long leadpipe)
C: Bach- Laskey ( Copy of the old Chicago MV C trumpets)
Eb: Yamaha 963G
Piccolo: Scherzer
Rotary: Lechner Bb and C
Commercial: Yamaha Bobby Shew
Bb Cornet: Yamaha D. King Goldbrass
Flugelhorn: Yamaha old model
Bb and C: Bach copy from Mount Vernon 3
Eb: Yamaha custom based on MV 3 24 backbore
Piccolo: Schilke 11c with Bach 6 rim.
Rotary: Breslmaier 2 cup 3 shank
Commercial: Same as Eb trpt
Bb Cornet: Own design
Flugelhorn: Laskey 68 flh.
George Jouvin Selmer
Frank Kaderabek Bb trumpet:
Benge #528 (bought from Edward Masacheck in 1949, Benge first built trumpet)
Selmer K-modified,
Bach ? (seen with one on photos)
C trumpet:
Selmer Radial C75 (heavy wall)
D trumpet:
Benge #2983 .460 bore (bought from R. Schilke in 1953)
Piccolo trumpet: Selmer
Monette C15
Bach 7EW (for piccolo)
Tony Kadleck Bb: Stomvi Forte LB
Now: Hub Van Laar B2
C: Yamaha 741
Flugelhorn: Stage 1 Classic
Bach 5B,
Monette B5L,
GR for Flugelhorn
Max Kaminsky Conn 80A cornet,
Conn 38A Victor Special cornet (late-30s, early 40s)
Benge cornet,
Besson Trumpet
Jon-Erik Kellso 30s Martin Imperial trumpet (previously used by his dad)
70s Bach model 37 trumpet(s),
60s Triebert Flugel,
83-ish Warburton modular trpt with 3 interchangeable bells,
70s Bach model 37 long model cornet, previously owned and played by Ruby Braff,
22 Conn Victor 80A cornet,
94 to present--Bob DeNicola Puje trumpets and cornets (main ax),
61 Martin Committee Deluxe,
31 Olds French Model trumpet,
Bach 7, 7D, 3C,
No-name ancient trpt mouthpiece,
Greg Black copies of said ancient no-name mp for trpt and cornet (1991-present)
Adrian Kelly Bb: Bach Stradivarius 180M43 with 6 leadpipe (for most playing situations)
Bb: Bach Stradivarius 180ML37
Bb: French Besson Brevete (circa 1950s)
C: Bach C (239 bell, 25H leadpipe)
D/Eb: Bach 189
Cornet: Bach 184
Flugelhorn: Couesnon (circa 1925)
Trumpets: Stork Studio Master 10D+28T, Stork Studio Master 10LTV29 (both custom)
Flugelhorn: Bob Reeves 40
Cornet: Sparx 4B
Al Killian Buescher 400 trumpet
Harry Kim Bach Artisan (in 2011),
Conn Vintage One Flügel (in 2011),
Claude Gordon Benge (1970s-2011)
Bob Reeves HF Flugelhorn underpart
Ryan Kisor Now: Martin Committee
Olds Clark Terry,
Monette 994WJ (designed just for him),
Selmer Grand Prix (pre 1950),
Monette MF model (Maynards personal horn) given to him by Monette
Now: Yamaha 16C4 GP
Before: Bach 1 1/2C,
Monette B2
James Klages Bb trumpet: Medium bore Bach Strad., 72 Bell, Monette
lead-pipe, mount Vernon valve guides
C trumpet: Large bore Bach Strad 239 bell, valve alignment.
D/Eb trumpet: Geten Eterna
E/F trumpet: Besson (English)
A/Bb piccolo trumpet: Courtois (Paris)
Getzen Eterna in A, Bb, and Eb
Monette 900 series cornet
Monette B 1.5 Prana,
Monette C 1.5 Prana,
Monette E 1.5,
Monette (A P and B P)1.5,
Monette B 1.5 FL V6 Prana (for cornets)
Mannie Klein Bach cornet (early in his life),
French Bessons,
Selmer (K-modified model).
CG Benge (Zig Kanstul had made into a pocket, Claude Gordon had it engraved),
Getzen Eterna flugelhorn (3 valves),
He never payed for an instrument!
Irving Bush,
a few custom mouthpieces
Scott Klopfenstein Yamaha Bobby Shew
Franz Koglmann Trumpet: Martin Committee from 1945
Flugelhorn: Leblanc F 357
(both silverplated)
Bach 6, optional an old Heim 2
Flugel: old Giardinelli CT
Joo Kraus Galileo Jooleo in Bb,
Spada Model BJ-1
Robbie Kwock Calicchio ML 2 bell / 7 leadpipe,
Martin Committee 1944,
Conn 60B,
Flugelhorn: Couesnon
Bach 3D,
Bach 2 1/2C,
Yamaha 14B4,
Curry 5C
Tommy Ladnier Harry B. Jay Columbia model (in the 1920s)
Manon Lafrance Yamaha Xenon gold plated Bb,
Yamaha Xenon Chicago C,
Yamaha longbell piccolo,
Schilke E3L Eb
5C Bach modified by Stork
Bob Lanese King Silver Flair Al Cass
Nick LaRocca Lyon & Healy Cornet - played from 1916 throughout his career
Buescher trumpet - custom built for Nick LaRocca in the 1930s
Cornet: Frank Holton # 26
Trumpet: Rudy Muck KA7A
Manny Laureano Before:
Bach large bore C with the 229 bell,
Schilke S22C trumpet with a Pitch Finder by Jack Holland
C trumpets: Monette STC Prana, 937, Anja 1 and Chicago STC 2
Bb trumpets: Monette 937, Anja 1 and Chicago STC 1
D trumpet: Monette Chicago
Eb trumpets: Monette Chicago and short model Portland
F trumpet: Besson (owned by W. Vacchiano)
Bb/A piccolo: Selmer
Rotary C: Schagerl
Rotary Bb: Schagerl
Cornet: Monette Portland
1967-1975--Bach 7C, 2 1/2
1975-1977--Helmacy Vacchiano model, Petinatto Vacchiano model,
1977-1985--Bach 1C, 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 1C, 1B, 1A
1985 to present--Monette 1-2
C trumpet: Monette C1-4
Bb trumpet: Monette B 1-2
D trumpet: Monette D 1-2
Eb trumpet: Monette E-3
F trumpet/Piccolo: Monette lead
Bb rotary: Monette B 1-2
C rotary: Monette C 1-4
Cornet: Monette B 1-2D
Eric Le Lann Leblanc 357,
Martin Committee (Elkhart),
Now: Martin Committee Kenosha 3465
Bach 3C
Eddie Lewis Bb Trumpet: Bach 43L,
C Trumpet: Bach 229L
Flugel: Yamaha 631,
Piccolo: Yamaha 9830
Giardinelli MB1 (Most of the time)X
Jon Lewis C trumpet:
Bach 229 with a Blackburn 1B leadpipe and a crook I built (.468 bore crook)
Hub VanLaar C trumpet - Custom built, so no model number
Hub VanLaar Model #4
Bach - 1976 Model 37
Canadian Brass
Canadian Brass
Ken Larson
Schilke P5-4
Hub vanLaar Model #3
Yamaha YCR - 233S
My mouthpiece used for fifteen years is a custom mouthpiece that I built when I was the custom mouthpiece maker at Marcinkiewicz Music Products. The rim is similar to a Bach 1 1/2C, the cup is similar to a Bach 3C and the backbore is a combination of backbores that I came up with.

Earlier this year Gary Radtke of GR Technologies, made me an awesome
mouthpiece based off of my original.
Jens Lindemann Yamaha B flat trumpet 6310 Z
Yamaha C trumpet 6345 (Xeno)
Yamaha Piccolo trumpet 9830
Yamaha E/E flat trumpet 8635
Yamaha Flugelhorn 6310 Z
Custom Yamaha (by a mouthpiecemaker in Japan)
(Equal to: Bach 5-7 C or a Yamaha/Schilke 11)
Now: GR
Booker Little Bach Mount Vernon,
Olds Recording
Al Cass # 1-28
Edward Llewellyn Llewellyn Model of Holton Revelation No. 48 Heim ?
Bert Lochs Trumpet:
62 Conn Connstellation,
Kanstul 1500A (the heavy model) with a bronze bell,
Holton MF Horn, medium large,
Now Van Laar B8
Couesnon Conservatoire Monopole,
Now a gold brushed B2 Van Laar
Trumpet: Conn 5,
Bach 3C,
Now Bach 10 3/4CW
Flugel:Bach 1C,
Jettone Symphony C,
Now Bach 10 3/4CW
Lee Loughnane Getzen,
Selmer Claude Gordon
Claude Gordon Personal
(about the size of a New York Bach 7)
Tommy Loy Trumpets: Schilke B1; ML from the 60s. LeBlanc 707
Benge Pocket Trumpet (.460. )
Flugel: Noblet from the 1950s.
Cornets: Wild Thing prototype by Flip Oakes. .470 very large bore. Silver. Great projection. Getzen Eterna LB w/copper bell. .464 all around the "Bach 3C" equivalent.
Also a gold-plated Pujé (that he gave to Bob Romans shortly before he passed away in 2002)
Marcinkiewicz E3/3C
Warren Luening old LeBlanc for many years
now Bach
Humphrey Lyttleton Rudy Mück balanced model Rudy Mück
Ibrahim Maalouf Hub Vanlaar quatertone, ML boring, 11,7 mm, trumpet
Hub Vanlaar, quartertone, 11 mm, flugelhonr,
Hub Vanlaar, OIRAM, 19,5 mm, flugehorn
3C silver plated Bach made in 1926
Mitch Manker 1949 Martin Committee,
Martin Magna,
Yamaha 631 flugelhorn,
Martin Committee Valve Trombone
Trumpet: Bach 1 1/2 C cornet mpc with trumpet adapter,
Purviance 4*K4B
Flugelhorn: Schilke 14
Trombone: Bach 6 1/2 AL
Jim Manley V~Raptor Bob Reeves
Joseph Wingy Manone Conn 80A cornet (early 1920s),
King Liberty or Silvertone trumpet (late 1920s)
Michael Mantler King Super-20 Symphony SilverSonic
(only trumpet since 1962)
Giardinelli (fairly deep cup)
Enrico Marchesi Yamaha YTR8310ZS Bobby Shew Custom SP,
Piccolo: Yamaha YTR9830 4valve, Bb/A SP
Flugel: Getzen Eterna
Valve Trombone: Blessing Artist B-170
Trumpet: Warburton 10S Backbore Q
Flugel: JET-TONE Custom Mod. B5
Trombone: Bach 22C
Joe Marcinkiewicz Conn Connstellation,
Paul Mares Conn Vocabell 40B
Charlie Margulis French Besson Brevette Bach 3C
Gianni Marinucci Yamaha 8335RG Shotblast trumpet (earlier)
Yamaha 6310Z Bobby Shew flugelhorn
Now: Yamaha 8310Z trumpet
Trumpet: Bach 2C
Flugel: Bach 2CFL
Jan Marinus Conn 38b Bb-trumpet,
Besson-Paris C-trumpet,
Conn C-trumpet,
Selmer-Paris D/Eb trumpet,
Selmer-Paris piccolo 4 valves
Rudy Muck 17c, 19c,
Courtois-Paris R3
Stan Mark Benge,
Now:Conn Vintage One with a goldbrass bell
Marty Marsala Conn 80A cornet (1942)
Wynton Marsalis Selmer LeBlanc (Al Hirt gift, when six years old),
Bach 37,
Bach 72 Vindabona, red brass,
Selmer (gift from Sweets Edison),
Schilke Bb & Piccolo;
Now: Monette(s),
mainley the Prana 3 (used to be the B993)
Bach 1-1/4C,
Ralph Marterie Leblanc,
Christopher Martin Bb - Bach 37/25
C - Yamaha YTR-9445CHS "Chicago"
Eb/D - Yamaha
Piccolo - Schilke P5-4
Parke-Merkelo (three piece) 650-215 Rim,
280-24 Cup,
standard Merkelo Backbore
Jimmy Maxwell French Besson (with Goodman and Dorsey),
Calicchio custom-built (last 20 years or so of his life)
Bach 3C
Bob McCoy Martin-Committee 2B 9
(he loaned to Bob Malone to copy the first 636 models -later became the Shew models)
Besson for many years,
Howard McGhee Martin Committee,
King Super 20,
Getzen Eterna
Al Cass 2-26,
Al Cass 2-27
Michael McGovern Burbank Benge ml 3x trumpet,
Bach 72 ml lt trumpet,
Purviance 4*k4 altered, deepened cup,
Couesnon Flugelhorn Purviance k4
Malcolm McNab B&S eXquisite Bb,
B&S eXquisite C,
B&S eXquisite Eb,
B&S 3117JH-L Eb/E,
B&S 3131/2-L Bb/A piccolo,
Couesnon, B&S Chalenger flugelhorn
Bob Reeves based on a 1-1/2C rim with various cup depths,
Also a 1C rim threaded on a Bach 1-1/2C underpart cut for Reeves Sleeves
Jimmy McPartland Conn 80 A Cornet,
Bach Strad Gold Plated Cornet given to him by Bix
Sidney Mear Cornet: Holton Clarke
Bach Bb (.459 bore),
Selmer Bb (.462)and (.459),
Benge C and D,
Marin C
Claudio Menci Bb Bach 37 and Bach mod. New York,
C Bach 229,
Eb-D Yamaha 6610S,
Piccolo Bb-A Yamaha 9830,
Flughorn Yamaha 6310Z
Trumpet: Bach 1 ¼ C and 1 C, Shilke 17
Piccolo: Denis Wick 3C, Yamaha 14a4a
Flug: Bach 5C
Rafael Mendez French Besson Brevette
Besson Meha (when doing studio recordings)
Olds Mendez (Besson copy)
Olds Recording(pre-balanced model)
Bach 10 1/2C
Olds Mendez 1
Leon Merian Besson (pre war model),
Olds (early 50ies),
LeBlanc (in a recording with Clyde Lombarde)
Getzen Eterna 700 (modified leadpipe)
with custom bell (flair approximate shape of a Calicchio 1S),
Schilke B2 (1989),
Benge 5X and 3X,
Bach 25L and 72*,
Bach 1C for solo or small work
Jettone Leon Merian Personal, and
Jettone Vintage T2B for big band
Mike Metheny 1966 Leblanc Noblet flugelhorn,
1962 Mt. Vernon Bach cornet,
1989 AKAI EVI 1000
Bach 6
Palle Mikkelborg Martin Committee Al Cass No. L1
Punch Miller Martin Troubadour (1930s)
Getzen (1950s)
unknow brand - a gift from Louis Armstrong (a slim, peashooter type)
Hamilton Supreme (based on a Besson, big throated bell,third valve tuning slide ring underslung)
Custom made Charlie Allen (was stolen from him)
Bach 7C (last year - gift to him from Brian Finigan)
Blue Mitchell Martin Committee, Conn Constellation, Olds Super or Olds Studio
Olds Flugel
Al Cass # 1-28
Ollie Mitchell Benge (mid 50ies)
King Silver Flair
Olds Super
John Mohan Trumpet: For most situations a Gold Plated Burbank Benge .468" Large Bore with a .464" Bell. For Rock and stuff requiring a real bright tone, a Gold Plated Selmer Claude Gordon Model
Flügelhorn: Gold Plated Yamaha YFH-631
Piccolo Trumpet: Schilke P5-4
C Trumpet: Bach C Large Bore with 229 Bell & 25H Leadpipe
Eb Trumpet: Schilke E3L-4
Bb Rotary Trumpet: Monke
C Rotary Trumpet: Monke
Shows and most playing: Kanstul copy of a Bach Mt Vernon 3C with a #24 Throat
Lead and intense show: Bob Reeves 43C / 43M
Orchestral: Bach Mt Vernon 3C Rim made by Karl Hammond mated to an Underpart made by Bob Reeves that's a larger diameter version of the CG Personal (about the size of a Bach 1-1/2B) with a #22 Throat and a large, Symphonic style Backbore.
Nick Mondello Yamaha 8310Z Shew (Tweaked by Bobby Shew)
Adams A5
Bach 37 - early Elkhart (Melk restoration and w/ Josh Landress, Harry Glantz Besson Meha leadpipe)
Getzen Eterna 3-valve flugel, early 70s
GR66M Chase Sanborn Model
Giardinelli 5C Flugel
Lee Morgan French Besson Brevete,
Olds Ambassador,
Conn 8B Artist(lightweight, silver plate),
Martin Commitee w/ Dizzy bell and straight bell.
Bach 6C
Craig Morris Bb: Bach Strad Mt. Vernon 43 bell
C: Yamaha Chicago,
Stage 1 California,
Bach 239/25A C,
Piccolo: Yamaha 9820, Schilke p5-4
Eb/D: Bach 189 EL, Schilke E3L
Rotary: Schagerl C,
Curry 1.5 rim on everything, 1.5C 26 throat
James Morrison Trumpet: Yamaha James Morrison Model YTR-6335J11,
Firebird Trumpet, Holton ST303
Flugelhorn: Yamaha, Thomas Inderbinen Wood Model
Midi Trumpet: MDT (Morrison Digital Trumpet)
Now: Schagerl brass instruments
(see link in Morrisons webpage for more)
Yamaha: TR14B4

Maurice Murphy Severinsen-Akright Bel Canto Bb (given to him by Doc Severinsen)
French Besson D,
Getzen piccolo
Tottle similar to Bach 1C,
Denis Wick MM2C (Maurice Murphy signature model)
Robert Nagel Conn 22B,
then Conn 60B starting in the 60s,
Mahillon Bb Piccolo (short model)
Bach 1C most of his life,
Mahillon for piccolo, (almost no cup at all!)
Recorded Brandenburg with Pablo Casals on that setup.
Sergei Nakariakov Russian trumpet (?)
Getzen Severinsen;
Courtois trumpet and flugelhorn (4 valve)
(Bach 10.5 C, Bach 7C)
Courtois 1 1/4 C
Phil Napoleon Conn 8B
Fats Navarro French Besson,
Martin Committee,
Conn 2B
Small (with Conn 2B)
Frankie Newton King Liberty #2,
Conn 8B Symphony Grand
Red Nichols Olds Super
Conn (in the 1920s)
Selmer (in the 1950s)
Bo Nilsson Schilke Bb,
Schilke C piccolo
Sam Noto Holton,
King Silver Flair,
modified Polaris (unknown builder in British Columbia)
current: Olds
Bob Odneal Trumpets (earlier): Schilke B6 tuning bell Beryllium, Schilke S42,
Doc Severinsen's Destino
(Now): Best Brass
Flugel: Getzen Eterna 3 valve
Laskey 30* and 30S*
Now: Best Brass Powerpiece 9E
Tiger Okoshi Yamaha
Joe King Oliver Holton Herbert Clark cornet with shepherd crook,
Holton H. C. cornet with straight crook,
Harry B. Jay "Columbia" model cornet,
King Liberty trumpet
Gary Onady 1946 Martin Committee,
1961 Olds Ambassador,
1967 Olds Recording,
1973 Getzen 4 Valve Eterna Flugelhorn,
2012 Kanstul 1526 4-valve Flugelhorn,
Schilke 14A4a,
Jetone B,
custom Callet,
Olds 3 Trumpet,
Flip Oakes 3 (flugehorn)
Bill Ortiz Current: Martin Committee Deluxe Trumpet (med. bore-1956)
Before: Mic Gillette Model Martin T3-468A Deluxe with 6 inch bell (both .484 and .470 bores)
Couesnon Paris Flugelhorn -1960s era
Schilke 15 Trumpet Mouthpiece,
Kanstul Custom Flugelhorn Mouthpiece
Hot Lips Page Selmer Signet trumpet
Selmer Balanced Action trumpet
Conn 22B or 12 B trumpet
Paul Panichi Yamaha Xeno YTR 8335 GS Trumpet,
Yamaha YFH 631G Flugelhorn,
Yamaha YTR 9825 Piccolo Trumpet Gold plated – 3 valve plus rotary 4th Valve
Bob Reeves equipment
42 S/M 692S
42S 692
42M 692
42M Dynamic Mass
4.5, 5 and 6 sleeve
42D and a Custom 42
Nicholas Payton Bach Bb Mt. Vernon Professional Model #43 Greg Black 1 1/4 C
Victor Paz Goldplated Bach 72 Bach 10 3/4 CW
Jeremy Pelt Currently: Harrelson Summit,
Yamaha 8340EM Eric Miyashiro model
Previously: Yamaha 8310Z Bobby Shew model,
Conn Connstellation 38B
Yamaha 8315G flugelhorn (designed for Pelt by Yamaha)
Now: Bach 1C
Before: Monette
Manuel Perez Conn 80A cornet (1920s-30s)
Joey Pero Monette Prana Ajna Bb,
Monette Raja C (gift from Wynton Marsalis),
Bach 37 (for certain settings),
Getzen Eterna Cornet,
Schilke piccolo and Eb-D
Monette B2 for the Bb Ajna trumpet,
C2 is built into the Raja C trumpet,
Custom for lead (that I dubbed the PL1 - Pero Lead 1),
Dennis Wick 2B (for cornet)
Michael Phillippe Bach 180s37,
flugel: Yamaha 635 silver
Past horns used extensively:
Getzen Severinsen Eterna,
Leblanc 707 A large bore Al Hirt Model
Bach 3c,
Jeff Parke custom,
Reeves 3c Bach rim altered C cup 68backbore,,
flugel: Warburton 4m
Stew Pletcher King Liberty or Silvertone (1936)
Valery Ponomarev Conn Director (before emigrating to US.)
Bach Stradivarius (probably 72),
Conn Connstellation (1961),
Yamaha YTR-9335 VS (Allen Vizzutti model Zeno),
Conn Connstellation,
Now: Blessing BTR-1580S

Getzen four valve flugelhorn
Al Porcino Benge 6X Bach 10 1/2C (altered to roughly the size of a Bach 6C)
Gerard Presencer Geneva Signature Trumpet,
Geneva Platypus Flugelhorn
Bach 1C
Louis Prima Olds Ambassador,
Olds Recording (see webpage, Photo Album, Picture 23),
Vega (Prima and his entire trumpet section played Vega trumpets,
from an early 1930s endorsement)
Jeff Purtle Claude Gordon Selmer Bb,
Claude Gordon Selmer C
Claude Gordon Benge Bb
Yamaha YFH-635T Flugelhorn
Schilke P5-4 piccolo
Schilke E3L Eb/D
Boston 3 Star Cornet
CG Personal with a #20 throat
Flugel: CG Personal and Bob Reeves HF underpart
Cornet: CG Personal original cup from a 1907 Boston mpc
Lars Ranch Bb:
Bach 37/Bob Malone M2 (Symhonic)
Calicchio L-S1/7 Rosebell(1974) (Lead / Big Band)
Getzen model "Severinsen" (1969) (Popular music)
Schilke X3 - (with Swinging Brass)
Edwards Gen.X Leadpipe D3 - Bell XC21C
Yamaha 6445HGS Mark II - Malone C1
Selmer 365
Schilke P5-4, Selmer(1969), Amrein "Meisterserie"
Yamaha "B. Shew"
Bach ML 181/Trumpetbell Selmer ML
Olds Ambassador
Monette C2
Monette B2L (Film, popular music)
Reeves 43SV Lead
Reves 43.5 SPC A Picc
Warburton 4S+4SV Bb Picc.
Reeves 43FE Flgh.
Reeves 43.5C2J
Adam Rapa Custom Monnette Prana 3,
Custom Monette Tantra (4 valve Bb trumpet)
Rapa L1 for lead playing,
Rapa 1 for all other,
Rapa 1FLG for Flugelhorn
Uan Rasey Olds Recording (built by Olds in 1949 - favorite for 26 years),
King Silver Flair (switched to it in 1974,
Benge 3Xplus
Size of a Bach 1A
Enrico Rava Trumpet: Bach Centennial Edition, 37 Bell, reverse leadpipe.
Flugelhorn: Couesnon (one 1950s and one 1960s)
Trumpet: Heim #1
Flugel: Bach 7C
Greg Reese Conn 38B
Bach ML 72 ltwt
Yamaha 737
Schilke B3L (1990-present)
Getzen Genesis (2011)
Yamaha 631
Kanstul 1525
Giardinelli 10M semi-flat rim
Custom 11A4a Schilke
Custom Warburton based on 11A4a
Kanstul M-MFII (2000-present)
Giardinelli 10F semi-flat rim
Custom Schilke 11F
Custom Warburton based on Schilke 11F
Custom Scott Holbert
Klemens Rehmann Spada BJ-1,
Bach-Spada C trumpet with 239 bell,
Schilke Piccolo P5-4,
Yamaha 631 Flugelhorn
Monette 6
Thomas Reiner Schilke S32 HD Bb,
Schilke S22C HD C,
Schilke E3L D/Eb,
Schilke G1L4 G/F,
Schilke P7-4 Bb/A Piccolotrumpet with MA Option
All with a Josef Klier MUK 3BW1 3.7 Mouthpiece,
On piccolo with a cornet shank
Rex Richardson Yamaha Eric Miyashiro Bb,
Yamaha Xeno 20th Anniversary Bb,
Yamaha Chicago artis C,
Yamaha Eb (ne long bell),
Yamahq Rotary piccolo,
Yamaha Bb Cornet (YCR-6330S),
Yamaha Eb Cornet (YCR-8620S),
Yamaha Flugelhorn YFH631
Trumpet (B-flat, C, E-flat/D): Pickett Brass custom, Rex Omni (similar in dimensions to a Bach 3B)
Lead trumptet: Pickett Brass custom (similar in dimensions to Purviance 8b)
Piccolo trumpet: Pickett Brass P4D
Flugelhorn: Warburton 3FLX
Red Rodney Martin Committee,
Blessing ML-1 lightweight,
Blessing Artist Flugel
Al Cass 3X3 & 2-28
Shorty Rogers Martin Committee,
Couesnon flugelhorn
Wallace Roney Trumpet: Martin Committee T3468
Flugelhorn: Leblanc and a Martin Committee
Trumpet: custom Heim
Flugel: Giardinelli 1FL
Nini Rosso Selmer; Olds Super; Yamaha
Jim Rotondi French Selmer,
Conn Constellation,
Custom Stomvi USA
custom made (Greg Black),
matches with Monette 3C (weight, throat, backbore),
rim is the standard Bach 3C
Nunzio Rotondo Martin Committee deluxe large bore Custom made mouthpiece by Giardinelli,
similar to Miles Davis Heim,
but deeper and more v-shaped
Michael Sachs Bach Bb Trumpet, ML bore, New York (#6XX, c.1927)
Bach Bb Trumpet, ML bore, Mt. Vernon (#19XXX, c.1959)
Benge Bb Trumpet, ML bore, Chicago (#28XX, c.1949
King Miniature Presentation Bb Trumpet, Liberty Model (c.1948)
Bach C Trumpet, L bore, Model 229, H leadpipe (#142XXX, c.1979)
Bach C Trumpet, ML bore, Mt. Vernon, Model 239 (#21XXX, c.1961)
Schilke D-Eb Trumpet, Model E3L (c.1982)
Schilke E-F-G Trumpet, Model G1L (c.1981)
Schilke A-Bb Piccolo Trumpet, Model P5-4 (c.1984)
Schilke A-Bb Piccolo Trumpet, Model P7-4 Prototype (2005)
Benge A-Bb Piccolo Trumpet (c.1978)
Yamaha Bb Flugelhorn, Model YFH-731 (c.1985)
Monke Bb Rotary Valve Trumpet, Model MB113GK, Gold Brass Bell (c.2000)
Monke C Rotary Valve Trumpet, Model MC113GK, Gold Brass Bell (c.2000)
Monke D Rotary Valve Trumpet, Model MD113GK, Gold Brass Bell (c.2000)
Getzen Bb shepherd’s crook Cornet (c.1984)
Getzen C shepherd’s crook Cornet (c.1995)
Bach Bb Cornet, Mt. Vernon Model (#13XXX, c.1955)
Furst-Pless A Posthorn (without valves) (c.1968)
Furst-Pless Bb Posthorn (with valves) (c.2004)
Bb Trumpet: Bach 1 1/2C (stock) (small letters)
C, D, and Eb Trumpet: Bach 1 1/2C, 23 throat, 117 backbore (small letters)
G Trumpet: Schilke 14A4A
Schilke Piccolo Trumpet: Purviance #8
Benge Piccolo Trumpet: Schilke 14A4A
Bb and C Cornet: Sparx 2C, Denis Wick 2B, or Bach Mt Vernon 1 1/4C
Flugelhorn: Curry 1 1/2C medium cup
Rotary Bb and C Trumpet: JK Exclusive 4C, Breslmair G2
Rotary D Trumpet: JK Exclusive 4D
Posthorn: Tils 5C
Randy Sandke Bach Strad 37 Bach 7D with a 25 throat
Arturo Sandoval My first horn was a Weltklang made in the Ex-East Germany, my ant bought it for me.
2-King Liberty
3-Olds Recording
5-Holton MF ( Maynard gave it to me in 1978 in the Carnegie Hall NY)
6-Schilke B1
7-Schilke X3
8-LeBlanc (Sandoval model) Bb, flugelhorn, Eb and piccolo
9-WildThing (Flip Oakes) also a cooper bell and a flugelhorn
10- My "Frankenstein" a combination of 3 different horn that I putted together
11- Thomas Inderbinen (a prototype with 470 bore and big bell
12- Andalucia AdVance (Vance Hu horn)
13- Selmer Piccolo (Maurice Andre gave it to me)
14- Destino (Doc gave it to me years ago)
15-Hub Van Laar flugelhorn and trumpet
16-Thomas Inderbinen flugelhorn
17-Claude Gordon (personal horn he gave it to me long ago)
19 Jason Harrelson (painted by Romero Britto)
20-Caliccio ( Irma Caliccio the daughter of Dominic gave it to me many years ago.
21 Schilke piccolo 4 valves
22-Schilke Eb
23 Bach comercial model
24-Kanstul flugelhorn
25-Olds Mendez ( it was given to me by Ed Sargent, Maynard manager)
26- Conn 8D Frenchorn
27-Andalucia Baritone horn
28 a couple of plastic trumpets (for fun)
29- King Silver Flair (bell up) that my hero Dizzy Gillespie gave me in 1978
I used 3 mouthpieces in my life
1-Bach 3c
2-Bach 3c Mt Vernon
3-Bach 1 1/4 Mt Vernon
Long ago I tried for a short time a Monette B6
Carl Saunders Conn Vintage One,
Burbank Benge ML 3X,
Flugelhorn: Olds
10 1/12 C,
Flugelhorn: Olds
Judith Saxton Bb: Bach 37 ml, 1946 King Liberty,
C: Bach CL 180 A, 229 bell,
Eb/D: Bach extra large bore, gold brass heavy bell
Monke C Rotary (from Will Scarlett)
Getzen Cornet,
Schilke piccolo P5-4 and P-7,
Cuesnon Flugelhorn
Adolf Scherbaum Bb piccolo trumpet: The famous silver trumpet with fake tubing by Scherzer (Augsburg), looked like F trumpet but was piccolo Bb.
Eb trumpet: by Leistner (Hamburg) - also with fake tubing.
4 valve piccolo: With changeable bell.
Built by Scherbaum and his son (Scherbaum and Göttner)
His own design (Scherbaum and Göttner).
In 3 parts.
Max Schlossberg French Besson,
Bach Stradivarius Bb, number 1364, bore .462,
Valve: model B, fit-very tight
Mouthpipe: 6
Bell Mandril: 6L, Bell Brass: G45
(Date Completed August 24, 1929)
His Son-in-law Harry Freistadt inherited this trumpet.
Parduba (at some point),
Bob Schoffner Buescher trumpet
Gerard Schwarz Bb: Bach 37 medium bore,
C: Bach medium large 239 bell
D: Bach long bell
Piccolo: Schilke
Cornet: Bach, Conn
Bach 5C (D cup for piccolo)
Christian Scott Edwards G3X-Bb (Bell: XK22-B, Leadpipe: D4)
Monette Prana ?
Doc Severinsen Trumpet:
Getzen Eterna,
Akright Bel Canto,
Own custom made Bb trumpet called Destino,
Now Destino III (manufactured by S. E. Shires)
Kanstul Chicago 1025
Jet-tone (throghout the 70's),
Bach 3C,
Laskey (Bach 7 expanded to Bach 5),
Burt Herrick custom (in the 70's),
John Stork custom (in early 90's),
GR (Gary Radtke - not sure what model),
Pickett Brass
Eddie Severn Powell Custom Bb Trumpet,
Couesnon Flugelhorn
Trumpet: GR custom
Flugel: GR 64FL
Charlie Shavers Conn 48B (1939),
Martin Imperial (1941),
King Super 20,
Getzen Eterna
Woody Shaw Conn Constellation,
Conn 8B Artist,
Meazzi (Italian copy of the Constellation),
Yamaha YTR6335,
Bach 180-37,
Yamaha and Bach flugels,
Bach cornet
Bach 5C & 7C
Jack Sheldon Benge in the 60s,
Conn Connstellation 38B in the 70ies / 80ies,
Bach Stradivarius large bore (5 inch bell),
Stomvi (7 inch bell)
Bach 6B,
Bach 5B,
Bach 10-1/2 C
Bobby Shew Benge,
Yamaha 6310Z,
Yamaha YTR-8310Z,
Cuesnon flugel in the 70ies
Marcincewicz Bobby Shew,
Frank Simon King Master Cornet
Rolf Smedvig Bach 37w/ thumb trigger
Bach Strad Eb 239 G
Piccolo: Paris - Selmer Bb and A
Bach 3B
Have hundreds of mouthpieces,
change every now and then.
Jabbo Smith Harry B Jay trumpet, Selmer trumpet
Phil Smith C trumpet: Two Bach Strad, Model No. 229 LB w/ 25H
B trumpet: Bach 37
Phil has many trumpets in addition (about 20),
D trumpet, E-flat, E, F, G, A, high B-flat.
Bach 1B w/ big backbore,
Bach 3C for commercial work
Tom Smith Bb: Bach 37 ML gold
C: Bach 239, raw brass, 25A pipe
Piccolo: Yamaha Custom (silver)
Eb: Schilke (silver)
Rotary: Monke C
Bb and C: Bach 1-1/4c 22 throat 24 backbore
Piccolo: Stork custom 3P with 24 throat
Walter F. Smith King Silvertone cornets
King Silvertone trumpets
Don Smithers Mahillon
Valaida Snow Selmer Grand Prix trumpet
Lew Soloff Bach 1947 small bore,
Schilke B6L while w BS&T in 1973,
4 valve Schilke B1 (made by Schilke in August 1977),
Custom made Schilke E trumpet,
Custom Monette
Now: Sonare
Bach 3C with various cup depths / backbores
Giardinelli, Stork, Monette & Schilke
Muggsy Spanier Harry B. Jay Columbia model (in the 1920s)
Conn Victor/80A cornet (early recordings)
Blessing Super Artist cornet
Greg Spence Yamaha 8310z Shew Horn (silver) Bach 1 1/2 C,
Bobby Shew 2 Marcikewicz
Charlie Spivak Besson
Martin Imperial
Conn 8B Gustat
Dave Stahl Holton ST 100 Jet-Tone; Greg Black
Del Staiger King Master Cornet,
King Liberty and Silvertone Artist trumpets
Marvin Stamm A tunable bell French Besson model 92BA that he designed for Boosey & Hawkes. It is the original prototype for the new French Bessons and French Besson Lightweight-reverse leadpipe trumpets that are now produced by B&H.
Yamaha New York (in 2005),
Now: Shire custom lightweight Mod. A Bb
French Besson flugelhorn, Model 30-FB, the Laureat
A John Stork Vacchiano model 4D+; a screw rim mouthpiece,
can put a 3C - 1 1/4 rim on the D+ bottom.
Now(2005): Custom GR (close to 65M)
flugelhorn GR 62FL
James Stamp Callichio,
Tomasz Stanko Schilke B-6,
Schilke B-5,
(a bent) Bach 1-1/2C,
Monette Prana
Roy Stevens Selmer (Paris) K Modifed,
Callichio ML with a 15 bell and 3 leadpipe,
Holton ST-100,
French Besson Brevete
Custom Stevens by Rudy Muck,
Jet Tone RS1, RS2, RS3
Al Stewart Olds Super, Bach 72* Bush
Rex Stewart Conn Victor 80A cornet (1933),
Olds Super cornet,
King Master or Silvertone cornet (late 1930s)
Reynolds Professional model cornet (1950s-60s)
Danny Stiles Bach Stradivarius 72*,
Bach Stradivarius 43*,
Calicchio 1s/3
Vintage Giardinelli 7M
Markus Stockhausen Bb trumpet:
Bach L with 72* (lightweight) tuning bell, built by himself
Schilke X3 Berillium tuning bell,
Callicchio ML mit Bach 72* tuning bell
Olds Recording
C trumpet:
Bach, 25A leadpipe, 239 tuning bell, goldplated
Yamaha 635,
Kantstul with copper bell, direct air flow valves
Old Besson changed to 4-valves 1/4-Tone, goldplated
Schilke P5-4, silver
Tpt: all changed, different combination of JBS-cups with Warburton underpart
Flh: JBS-rim with own made underpart, 4,6 mm bore
Picc: old Selmer B-0
Byron Stripling New York Bach Bach 1
Schilke custom made by Scott Laskey
Ira Sullivan Chicago Benge trumpet,
Couesnon flugel
Bach 10 1/2c
Giardinelli 12 Fl
George Swift Olds with handhammered bell, small bore
Conn Conquerer conical bore, rimless bell
one made to his specification,
then changed to Zottola 66B
Rich Szabo Schilke
Chicago Brass Works TSC
Custom Greg Black RS2
James Tamburini Benge,
Bb pre-war french Besson,
Bb pre-war french Besson (cut down when in Philly to a C)
Gabor Tarkovi Bb rotary: Schagerl Classic,
C rotary: Schagerl Horsdorf Heavy,
A/Bb piccolo: Schilke P5-4,
flugel: Schagerl
Bb and C: Yamaha 15E4 with Breslmair rim,
piccolo: custom Breslmair,
flugel: Bach 2 1/2 with Breslmair rim
Edward H. Tarr Yamaha C trumpet, large bore, gold plated;
Bach C trumpet, large bore, sliding bell, silver plated, Malone gold plated mouthpipe and tuning slide;
Yamaha Bb trumpet, large bore, silver plated;
Conn 22B Bb trumpet, silver plated;
Mahillon small-bore Bb trumpet, “Modèle Théo Charlier”, silver plated;
Windisch Bb trumpet, rotary valves, lacquered brass;
F. Besson (London) low F trumpet, brass, various crooks down to D;
Yamaha piccolo Bb/A trumpet, gold plated, long Tarr model;
Yamaha Eb trumpet (converted cornet), sliding bell, gold plated;
Schilke G/F/E trumpet, sliding bell, silver plated;
natural trumpet (without vent holes) in D/C by Tomes/Vajna;
Baroque trumpet by Egger, 3 vent holes, Haas bell;
Courtois flugelhorn, silver plated;
Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory Bb/A cornet, rotary valves, lacquered brass;
Frank Holton (Chicago) cornet, silver plated
C / Bb: wooden mouthpiece made by Jörg Richter, Rheinfelden/Baden, rim size comparable to Bach 1½ C, cornet shank plus adapter,
Smallbore Bb: mouthpiece is an exact copy made by Egger of the one used by the late Ernest Hall, London,
Rotary Bb: J. Monke screw-rim mouthpiece without number,
Low F: various mouthpieces, for low D a huge original mouthpiece similar in size to baritone horn mouthpiece,
Piccolo: wooden mouthpiece made by Jörg Richter, rim size somewhat like Bach 7D,
wooden mouthpiece made by Jörg Richter, cornet shank, copy of Bach 1½ C,
Nat.: various copies of original mouthpieces,
Bar.: wooden Baroque mouthpiece made by Jörg Richter, copy of Egger S-7,
Flugel: Courtois mouthpiece no. 4
Cornet: accompanying mouthpiece without marking or number,
Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory mouthpiece without number
Charles Teagarden Getzen Eterna trumpet
Clark Terry Trumpet:
Selmer Balanced (1953),
Selmer Signet (1946),
Olds Custom Clark Terry,
Martin Committee,
Olds CT
Giardinelli CT-1 trumpet,
deep V (around 6 or 7)
CT-1 Flugelhorn,
Giardinelly 7F Flugelhorn,
Giardinelli’s Artist Series Mouthpieces.
(The abbreviation CT stands for his initials).
Pierre Thibaud Selmer Bb,
Bach Bb 43,
Selmer Eb,
Selmer piccolo,
Scherzer piccolo
Thein 1 CH
Andrea Tofanelli Yamaha YTR 8345 Xeno trumpet.
Yamaha customized YFH 6310Z flugelhorn
Yamaha YTR 9830 Custom piccolo trumpet
Gianni Amidei Heavyweight Custom for trumpet.
Yamaha customized GP mouthpiece for piccolo trumpet.
Bruno Tilz S1 Custom, Yamaha 7C4 and Courtois 7EW mouthpieces for flugelhorn
Charles Tolliver Benge, Conn60B
Guy Touvron Selmer trumpets/cornet/flugelhorn. Bach 3B
On cornet : Selmer "V" cup
Dave Trigg Yamaha 6310Z,
now: Benge 1X and Benge CG trumpets
Ray Triscari Mid to late 1950s Burbank Benge/Gold Serial # 3603
Info from Valdo Herby:
He could not have played a 1951 Burbank Benge!
Elden Benge moved to Burbank in August 1953.
(He brought with him tons of ready-made bells from his brass works in Chicago)
Callichio and Charlie Allen
(Very shallow and narrow rim)
Chris Tyle LA Benge 3x long-model cornet,
Blessing Artist cornet,
Getzen Capri cornet
Schilke 12
William Vacchiano Primarily Bach, many of which he helped design (especially the long-bell D-trumpet).
He favored the D-trumpet through most of his career
Copy of George Magers, made by George Bukur, with a Schmidt backbore,
Bach customized by John "Peppy" Pettinato
Warren Vache Benge long-model cornet (1970s)
Yamaha student model cornet YCR631ox (now)
Conn Vintage 1 Trumpet with Sterling Silver bell
Warburton 5SV mouthpiece #6 backbore as a general rule
carry a #7 and #8 backbore for situations where I need a brighter sound
Mike Vax Trumpets:
1951 A beat up old “loaner” cornet from school.
1952-56 Olds Ambassador
1957-60 Olds Mendez
1961-65 Conn Constellation (Large bore Bach for a very short time.)
1966-69 Conn Constellation, Getzen Severinsen Model
1970-71 Schilke B-6, Martin Committee
1971-80 Conn 8B, Conn Director, prototype Conn MV (never put out)
1981-92 Schilke S-32
1993-2005 Yamaha Custom, Yamaha 6340, Yamaha 6335HSMV
2005 - Getzen 3001 MV Artist Model
1959-73 Olds
1973-78 Conn (made in Switzerland)
1978-80 Yamaha (intermediate)
1981-92 Cuesnon
1992-2005 Yamaha 631
2005 - Getzen 3895 (prototype with a gold brass bell)
Schilke 13A4a (24 years),
Marcinkiewicz 12.2
Yamaha 13A4a
Ray Vega Bb: Courtois Evolution III, Courtois AC 334ML
C: Stomvi Mahler Titanium
Eb/D: Schilke E3L
Piccolo Bb/A : F. Besson/Kanstul
Flugelhorn: Stomvi Elite
Cornet: Bach Strad Large Bore
Greg Black. ACB, Stomvi, Monette, Warburton and Bach
(all of the rims are similar to a Bach 3C)
Tamas Velenczei Bb rotary: Schagerl Classic, Monke Medium-Large,
C rotary: Schagerl Vienna, Lechner, Kuhn Konzert,
C: Monette #61 - 1989,
D/Eb: Schilke E3L, R. Kuhn
A/Bb piccolo: Shilke P5-4,
A piccolo: Zirnbauer
flugel: Mellissa by M. Beck
Bb and C: Beslmair Special,
piccolo: Kameyama, Schilke (Laskey design)
flugel: Bach 2 1/2
Allen Vizzutti Bach 72LT GP (in the 1970ies)
Yamaha Heavy Wall,
Yamaha 9335VS "Vizzutti" model Bb Trumpet, (gold plate),
Yamaha 6445II C Trumpet,
Yamaha YTR 761 D Trumpet,
Yamaha YTR 9635 E/Eb Trumpet
Yamaha 9830 Piccolo Trumpet

Yamaha Maestro Cornet

Yamaha YHF 635 Flugel Horn
Marcincewicz Allen Vizzuti,
Yamaha Allen Vizzutti gold rim,
Piccolo: custom made, large back bore Marcinkiewicz,
Flugel: custom made Marcinkiewicz
Note: All mouthpieces have the same rim.
Pickett Brass
Gert Vohwinkel Martin Committee trumpet
Derek Watkins Smith-Watkins Giardinelli 10SW (wide cushion rim),
Bach 3C (legit)
Lu Watters Conn 80A cornet
Martin Committees
Selmer Balanced
Roger Webster Besson Prestige cornet,
B&S trumpets (Bb, C, Eb)
Alliance 2 for cornet,
Alliance 6 for Eb trumpet
Scott Wendholdt Bach 72* sterling bell, reverse leadpipe,
Van Cleave MV1 in silver
Holton Collegiate
Rich Wetzel Bach Strad 182 Bb,
Bach 183 flugelhorn
Warburton 4SV with KT Backbore,
Bobby Shew flugel mpc
Peter Weuling Buescher 400 trumpet,
Blessing Super Artist cornet (all before 1947)
Bach 6C for trumpet,
Conn 4 for cornet
Kenny Wheeler Trumpets: Smith-Watkins (most of time)
an american version of a Besson trumpet (given him by Marvin Stamm)
Weber flugelhorn,
Now a Yamaha Bobby Shew flugel
Bach 3C on trumpet
Flugelhorn, a German mouthpiece made by J.P.S. (trademark
of Bopple, Jillich, and Rapp, Germany)
Liesl Whitaker New York Bach
(Charlie Melk had to resurrect, it was falling apart)
Purviance 8 (made by Bob Reeves)
Cootie Williams Early Ellington: Conn 58B 'peashooter.
Later Conn 40B.
Conn Connstellation (in the 1960s and 1970s)
Custom built, very small
Mike Williams Calicchio, custom, large bore Calicchio, custom,
Tom Williams Bach 37 (med large bore)
Schilke B5 (med large bore)
Bach 72LT (gold plate-med large bore)
Army Horns:
Yamaha YTR-739? I think (med large)
Bach 43LR (med large bore
After Army:
Besson Meha (Kanstul made-med large bore)
Yamaha Bobby Shew (med bore)
Schilke S42 (med bore)
Yamaha Xeno (matte lacquer finish-med large bore)
Lawler C7 (med bore)
Now: Lawler Model T & Bach 37
Schilke 13A4A,
Bach 10 1/2C,
Scott Holbert Custom Pieces,
GR66 series
Greg Wing Bach 72/43 (commercial)
Bach 37
Piccolo: Selmer 3c
Flugel: Cousenon 3FL
Old Purviance (commercial)
Bach 3C
Dontae Winslow Bundy,Bach 37, Blessing,
Bach silver 43 Reverse LT Star Bell,
Bach 25 bell Large Bore (gifts from Roy Hargrove),
Monette LTJ,
Gold Schilke S42L,
Conn Connstellation 38B,
Kanstul Mariachi (based on a Conn 38B),
Adams Trumpet (based on a Conn 38B)
Adams DW A6 (self designed)
Adams F2 Flugelhorn
Bach 3C,
Bach 1 1/4C,
Bach 1B (10 years),
Bach 10 1/4C,
Schilke 13A4A,
Monette B4LD,
Monette B4 LVS,
Now: ACB (Austin Custom Brass) DW Dynasty
Wilmer Wise Bb-Bach LB w/ 72* bell-regular weight body.
C-Bach LB w/229G bell-25H leadpipe and a Bb tuning slide cut for the C.
D- Bach Mt. Vernon 236 bell
Eb-Bach NY 304 bell
Piccolo Bb/A Yamaha 9830
Cuesnon Flugel
Laskey 80 MD
Laskey piccolo mouthpiece.
Nov 2003, switched from a Laskey 80 MD
to a Kanstul copy of a Monette B4S.
2008: Back to Laskey 80MD
Mark Wood Yamaha 6335,
Blessing (prototype built for Brad Goode),
Olds Super,
Super Recordings,
Burbank Benge MLP (mid 60s)
Peter Pickett custom (based of an old Jet Tone T 1B)
Lammar Wright Conn Vocabell 40 B
Snooky Young Getzen trumpets Custom Jet-Tone
Custom Bob Reeves
Al Cass
Rob Zappulla Kanstul French Besson Meha .470 bore Bb Trumpet
Kanstul French Besson Meha .470 bore C Trumpet
Kanstul Flugelhorn model 1525
Schilke Piccolo Trumpet model P5-4
Greg Black 12 rim with various cups & backbores

(This was originally a short TPIN compilation by Kevin Fay.)

Thanks to:
Edward H. Tarr, Allan Dean, Rex Richardson, Greg Spence, Rich Wetzel, Roger Ingram, Joye Pero, Kiku Collins, Keith Fiala, Dontae Winslow, Michael McGovern, Mike Metheny, Bruce Adams, Enrico Marchesi, Peter Moss, Anders Bergkranz, Ray Vega, Tony Fisher, Warren Vache, Brian Finigan, Michael Sachs, Brad Goode, Steve Cass, Jon Lewis, Jeff Helgesen, Patrick Hession, Marvin Stamm, Mike Vax, Tommy Loy, Bob Pucci, Wilmer Wise, Carl Levoguer, Jim Bell, Mike Boyle, Nico(Naomitsu Kuno), Chris Tyle, Dave-Kingtrumpetguy, Steven Sparks, Thomas King, Jim Hatfield, J.P. Morgan, Peter Brady, Joe Triscari, Nunzio Improta, David Littman, Chris Charvat, Nik (Nikola),Malcom Walton, Øystein Isene, Peter Weuling, Joel Thomas, Mark Heter, Tore Jensen, Kevin Burke, Victor L. Sacino, Reuben Fowler, Said Bafandi, Lon Heim, Greg Lyle, Mike Corrigan, Matt Anklan, Hans-Christian Mahlberg, Heiko Bayer, John Mohan, Ed Annibale, Fred Van der Meiren, Dan McMillion, Mattew Clare, Franz Koglmann, Erik Veldkamp, Nick DeCarlis, Benjamin Richeton, Marc Geujon, Graham Young, Dan Young, Alan Hancock, Loris Benedetti, David Klein, Maurizio Ricca, Renaud Perrais, Richard Fanning, Wayne Gramelspacher, Bert Lochs, John Branzer, John Edmondson, Petter Kateraas, Tom Welsh, Bob Burne, Felix Vayser, Bill Turner, Jon Petter Lindberg, Richard Roper, Thomas Ewers, Bill Bowman, David Kimsey, Robbie Kwock, Bill Cheeseman, Jean Rassat, Herbert Puukka, Lars Ranch, Natalia Adamczyk, Josh Landress, Giles Whittome, Karl Ridderström, Morrie Trumble, Carl Dershem, Tibi Meszaros, Joe Kowalczyk, Frederic Feltz, Hilko Linnemann, Arnau Boix, Henry Cooper, Greg Reese, Ray Callender, Ed Kennedy, Norman M. Canter, Jeff Purtle, Robert McShane, Michael Phillippe, Hugh McComb, MarkWood, Shaun Major, Jon-Erik Kellso, Brian Graber, Ken Switzer, Kenneth Field, Claudio Menci, Larry Popolizio, Enrico Tremigliozzi, David Schneck, Raymond Burkhart, Ladd Laughbon, Gary Onady, Brian Minsk, Bob Hunt, Mitch Manker, John Hulaton, J. J. Martin, Klemens Rehmann, Adrian Kelly, Gabriel Hasselbach, Alejandro Lopez, Karl Braun, Aaron Norlund, Charley Kline, Wolfgang Heidenreich, Brian Switzer, Tom Coulson, Luca Cosi, Gerard Presencer!

Jan Erik Salomonsen made the wordle image on the top of this page.

Comment from Peter Weuling: "Most of us have fifty trumpet/cornet mouthpieces - difficult to find a pattern".

All corrections, additions, etc. are welcome: Ole.J.Utnes@usn.no

NOTE: It's intended only for fun!