Focus First ~
Players routinely speak of a trumpet's ability to slot. Slotting is the ability to find the note you are shooting for as opposed to a higher or lower pitch. Yet, it's not enough to find the slot of a note. It's hugely more important to find the focus of each note, the spot at which the note centers with a rich and brilliant tone. Nearly all horns, regardless of price, slot high or low on pitch resulting in tones clearly lacking richness and beauty. Jerome Callet has spent decades refining his horns to slot correctly - with focus!
To attain a professional sound, listen for the natural brilliance and rich overtones of truly centered and focused pitch. Once appreciated, you'll immediately recognize the exceptional sound of Jerome Callet's NY Soloist and Sima trumpets. Superior focus with exceptional core is the DNA of Jerome Callet design. No longer waste valuable embouchure strength adjusting each pitch by ear. Sound better, work less - Jerome Callet Trumpets.
To quote Mr. Callet, "Nearly all players, amateur and professional, need more core in their tone." The core is the centered heart of the pitch. The more solid and robust the core of the sound the bigger, more powerful, and more exciting the tone. Unfortunately, most horns spread the sound mistakenly thinking this results in a bigger sound. But, a "big sound" comes from a rock-solid core, never from a horn that spreads. A spread sound may sound big to players behind the horn. And it may sound big to the players sitting beside you. But out front, where it actually matters, a spread sound is dull and lifeless. Worse yet, the only way to make a spread sound project is to overblow. The result is harsh and unpleasant without natural ring and brilliance. Imagine working far harder to produce lower quality sound. Never on a Jerome Callet trumpet because they have the most perfectly centered tone with the largest, most solid core of any horn ever created.
Where did brass teachers go wrong? Listen to any number of today's trumpet recordings and you will hear a predominance of muffled attacks - well off pitch - followed by lip adjustments that get closer to the intended pitch, yet typically still flat. These are followed by an even flatter tail to the note. This is true on short notes as well as long. These decidedly unmusical notes are equally rooted in embouchure development, mouthpiece balance, and horn. If a player struggles with the focus and core of their trumpet then they will always struggle with pitch - and embouchure!
The Natural Conclusion ~
Callet NY Soloist and Sima trumpets are superior to every other trumpet made today because Jerome Callet's trumpets have more focus and core with better intonation than all others. The core of every Callet pitch is bigger, richer, much easier to find, and distinctly more in tune. The result is a robust, powerful, and brilliant sound with unrivalled natural beauty.
The proof is in the audience, where it counts. With a respected set of musical ears out front, play your old horn. Then play a NY Soloist or Sima. We are certain the ears out front will hear a marked improvement in your playing. And, you'll discover how much easier it is to sound better than ever before.
Jerome Callet Trumpets - proven for years by ears - worldwide