Side-by-side comparison of the Jean Paul TR-430 and the Bach 180S43

We take a look at two popular items, the Jean Paul TR-430 and the Bach 180S43. The Music Critic reviews can help point you towards models and brands that suit your needs. If you would like to see more product comparisons and reviews in this category, click here.

 Jean Paul TR-430Everyone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the Jean Paul TR-430.

 Bach 180S43Now we will have look at an alternative, the Bach 180S43.


Jean Paul TR-430

Bach 180S43


+ Bb trumpet
+ Lovely tone
+ Adjustable third trigger
+ Accessories included

+ Great Bb trumpet for professionals
+ One-piece, yellow brass hand hammered bell
+ Wonderful tone that's perfect for jazz


If you want to take the next step with your trumpet playing and develop your technique and start practicing more, then this is a great choice. The adjustable third trigger will make it much easier to increase your speed and play more complex pieces. The ergonomic, thoughtful design will also help you reach high notes, which you may not be able to with a less user-friendly product. Overall, it delivers ample quality, and will help you to take your abilities to the next level.

What trumpeter would not want one of these? It’s a great instrument, and is specifically designed for jazz music. Of course, you have to pay a lot for a Bach product, but it is well worth it, in our opinion. It's true what many trumpeters say, once you've played a Bach, you can't go back to another trumpet. It's quite simply an exceptional instrument.

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Check out our article 10 Best Jazz Trumpets in 2023 for more info.

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