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A revolution in trumpet mouthpiece design.

Created by John Lynch, professional trumpet player and nuclear physicist/engineer, the Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece is an incredible innovation in mouthpiece technology. If you're tired of playing the same old, warmed-over version of a 1938 radially symmetric trumpet mouthpiece, try the new Asymmetric! It extends the range of your trumpet a half-octave! The Lead 342 mouthpiece is the ultimate embodiment of the concept, having laserlike cutting power and a bright, full, brutal sound. Semi-flat upper rim, 24 throat, and a dual semi-tight backbore. Asymmetric Lead 342 mouthpiece comes with pouch and brush.


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AsymmetricLead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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4.0

great mouthpiece

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from georgetown texas

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Pros

  • Easy To Play
  • Good Tone
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Hard To Play

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

The mouthpiece is great for practice. Still trying to get use to it. i think if the cup was a little shallower it would be a fantastic mouthpiece.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Change

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from Clover

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Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

I've been playing on and off for 35 years. As a 2/3 upper 1/3 lower player I had some reservations about how this would work for me. After turning it upside down, I was able to soon play high notes I had never been able to reach before. Not only that, but the notes were pure and rich. No low notes suffered from this set up. I couldn't be more pleased.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome product

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from Antioch, IL

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Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

I had the pleasure of speaking with the inventor of this mouthpiece, John Lynch. He is both a lead trumpet player, and a real life "rocket scientist", formerly an engineer for NASA. By applying physics to trumpet embochure, he developed this product. I tell people if I couldn't get another one, I would not sell mine. It is just that good. Having said that, it is also the only mouthpiece you will ever buy that comes with (and needs) an instruction manual. I had to change my embouchure slightly to get the full benefit of the design (unknowingly, it turns out I was using a "French horn" type embouchure. None of my instructors, through college, ever pointed that out.)I used it ot play lead in a rapid fire funk band doing back to back Earth Wind and Fire and Tower of Power covers and could not have survived without it.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Couldn't live without it

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from Gaithersburg MD

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Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

This mpc is miraculous. It is the only mpc I use on picc. I use a Warburton cornet shank for the Schilke picc, and that works fine. Both range and endurance are immensely improved over any conventional mpc, and the tone is not overbright and hard as is the case with other shallow-cup eauipment. Example: My endurance is weak, and on Handel's "Bright Seraphim" I've always sweated blood by the end of the repeat. Now I can do the whole thing three times through back-to-back with all repeats, no strain I'm convinced the reason the Lead works better than the 3C+ is the Lead's larger diameter. On my E3L I actually get dramatically better midrange and lows with the Lead than with the 3C+. Now if John would only make a 3C+ and an Opera with the rim diameter of the Lead, or perhaps even a bit larger, that would be magic.

(15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Only good for some people

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from Detroit Michigan

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Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

When I heard about this mouthpiece, I was really excited to try it out and get it. So I bought it and started using it. At first I used it for all types of playing. My range did indeed go up (I went from being able to play a double C easily to playing it with no effort, and I could play a few more notes above it) But after I while, I found that it wasn't a good mouthpiece for all around playing. Playing softer, quieter tunes didn't fit well with it. So I started doing a switch back and forth from mouthpiece to mouthpiece. From lead chart to ballad. Soon, my lips started to feel weird after a mouthpiece switch. Before too long, I just went back to playing on my 3C, and then sold the asymmetric. I would only recommend this for people who only play lead, or people whos embochure are naturally the way that this mouthpiece requires. Most people play half upper lip, half lower lip. This mouthpiece requires 1/3 2/3. Only but this if you play that way to begin with.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING! WOW!

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from Ontario, California

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Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

This is "IT"!!! This mouthpiece will give you the high notes with superb tone; I use the lead 342 for all types of music, and sounds fantastic!! This mouthpiece got me from a high D to a HIGH G!!! Just plain MAGIC!!

(92 of 103 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only mouthpiece you'll ever need

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from Indiana

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Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

I was skeptical when I heard about this mouthpiece. I read all the reviews and listened to some songs where it was used. I decided I would get it. When I put it on my lips it didn't feel odd. I started playing in the mid-range and it sounded just like my old Bach 7C. I started to go up the staff. I got to what was my limit, a double G above the staff. I didn't have to strain to get it like in the past. I started playing around in the upper range and eventually was able to play a double C. This is the best mouthpiece I have ever played on. It is worth every penny. Great dark tone in the low range.

(8 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Good Mouthpeice

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from Canada

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Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

This is a very good mouthpeice - amazing.

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