The JP039 Bb Slide Trumpet is a well engineered and lightweight Bb slide trumpet, sometimes known as a mini or soprano trombone.
Owing to its small size, this versatile instrument is sometimes used as an introduction to playing the trombone as it can be held by those with small hands. The JP039 also has found a well deserved place in many trombone quartets providing players with an affordable yet high performing soprano trombone. It's affordable price also enables players to own a secondary instrument that usually they wouldn't be able to justify. Also holding some novelty value for trumpet players, the JP039's trumpet slide enables players to perform glisses especially useful in jazz solos.
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The instrument's slide is swift and silent and the instrument makes a great sound. Only criticisms are that it lacks a tuning slide, but you can kinda use the connection between the bell section and the slide section as a tuning slide, but if the instrument isn't in tune it's generally sharp but the way it has been built it has almost 8 positions giving you room to be in tune for any note. I have only had it for a week so I cannot elaborate on whether it survives being used for any amount of time. I love how it is now.
Rather obviously, I bought this item for occasional use only but have really enjoyed playing it. I think of it as a Soprano Trombone rather than a trumpet (& indeed have performed on it with a trombone quartet) though I did use a large trumpet mouthpiece. It is simply and sturdily made and great value for the price. Sorry about the headline, it was almost inevitable...
The JP8039 slide trumpet case is lightweight and well-designed. It features backpack straps and a comfortable shoulder strap for ease of use. The case also includes a small storage pocket accessible for the outside of the case. This enables players to store small accessories and sheet music with their instrument.