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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
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

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The Best

I am a Junior in Woodland High School, in Maine. I have had the mouthpiece for a couple of months now and so many things have happened to me. I am now the...Read complete review

I am a Junior in Woodland High School, in Maine. I have had the mouthpiece for a couple of months now and so many things have happened to me. I am now the lead trumpet in the band. I am going to District and Honors festivals. I have been nominated for the ALL NEW ENGLAND BAND. 180 high schools are nominated and somewhere around 100 students get to go. It's quite an honor to go. I have three other mouthpieces, Bach 7C, Giardinelli 10 S, Stork Custom LT 10. The closest one that even compares is the LT 10, but the Asymmetric Mouthpiece is the best. I have been able to hit a very high C. It is the best thing I think to ever be made for a trumpet. All of this is because of the Asymmetric Mouthpiece.

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Its "okay..."

Well, it does give you good endurance and UPPER range, but at the sacrifice of lower notes. Also, if you don't play it for the three, four, five hours till you get...Read complete review

Well, it does give you good endurance and UPPER range, but at the sacrifice of lower notes. Also, if you don't play it for the three, four, five hours till you get shot, your endurance and range suffer. Also, it kinda ruins your normal mpc chops.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

If you're looking for something a bit better than your begginer mouthpiece.

By Max-7sgAP

from Idaho Falls, ID

Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

This mouth piece is really great. The clarity and tone of upper register notes is so amazing. I have been commented on how much my tone improves in the upper register. I really love this mouth piece. I would recommend this to someone looking for a third or fourth mouthpiece. Mouthpieces are unique for everyone, so this isn't for everybody but it still is great.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!!!

By Juan Aldana

from Olive Branch

Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

I would use this mouthpiece only if you want to play really loud like marching band. It is somewhat bright, but the sound is powerful. I like the range too.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty Good

By Ethan-mQ9V7

from Bloomfield Hills, MI

Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

I got this mouthpiece about three weeks ago and my range has already increased by half an octive and is still going up. The only down sides about this mouth piece is that it gives a very bright tone when played. It's very noticiable in the lower registers. Also, its harder to play low notes and my low range has decreased but is getting better. One thing that i have recently noticed is that its harder for my to play as loud on this mouth piece. Over all tho, i think this is a very good mouth piece and i would recommend it to anyone looking to increase there range.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only mouthpiece you'll ever need

By Danny-lPDd1

from Indiana

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. 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.

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(15 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very unique!

By trumpetskickbr@$$

from sacramento, california

Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

I recently ordered a lead 342 and an opera 545 and they are both amazing! They both carry very unique sounds. The lead can cut through a whole trumpet line with it's cutting power while maintaining control, but not being too bright like most of the Schilkes. I'm more amazed for its sound rather than how much easier it is to play to play in the upper register, seeing that my range is already very good. (Double C on a standard 3c). The opera 545 slots in almost like a cornet if you go really easy on it. Great for subtle, smooth jazz. The opera 545 is fairly easy to adjust to, but like most lead mouthpieces, you'll need to spend some time to get the "feel" for the lead 342. In a matter of days, (if you practice) you should see positive results, and you'll have your trumpet section bowing to you in no time!

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(59 of 102 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow

By Kyle Hewit

from Nevada

Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

This mouth piece had a great affect. I have never been able to hit even a "high" C. Now I can hit the C one octave higher than that one with ease! It was amazing.

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(70 of 120 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty darn good.

By Cj-DqQQE

from Washington

Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

I just got the mouthpiece two days ago, and already see a big difference in my range. It shot by almost a whole octave after only about 4 hours of playing, to get used to it. The only downside, is that if you play with an underbite, or if you don't have extremely good breath support (Which is a must for any high playing), it won't work for you. So, before ordering, I would consider researching how to correctly play without using an underbite, and start using good breath support, so when you DO get it, it makes it easier. DOES take a while to get used to, but all in all, I think it's worth the money, and I would like to thank the inventor of this mouthpiece, for improving my sound.

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(66 of 113 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Whoa. And I mean WHOA!

By Zack MacIntyre

from Fife, Washington

Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

I have just recently received the Lead mouthpiece. At first I was very skeptical on buying one of this because of the some of the bad reviews it got and my trumpet teacher said he wasn't able to play on one of these either. But it did get some good reviews, so I decided to try it. My range has increased about 3 or 4 half steps and they are very clear. The tone, however, is very bright, but when you're playing lead trumpet you sometimes want that. But I have come to the conclusion that these mouthpieces aren't for everyone. Some people complained about how it ruins your regular mouthpiece chops. So what I am doing, is only using the mouthpiece for screaming stuff, and my Schilke 14A4A for everything else. I could see where immobilizing your bottom lip could ruin your emboucher, so I would recommend off and on playing with it. But it's a wonderful mouthpiece for those who cam manage to make a sound on it. Hope this review was helpful.

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(19 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

significant amount of endurance

By john gonzalez

from albuquerque,New Mexico

Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

I am a trumpet player at my high school, and a week ago my lead version came in, and as soon as I tried it I noticed my high register was more in tune than usual. But this wasn't all that came with my surprise, my endurance was great, I was able to hit triple high C's after a long time of playing ...its just great!

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(21 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST MOUTHPIECES AVAILABLE ANYWHERE

By John Lynch

from Ohio

Comments about Asymmetric Lead 342 Trumpet Mouthpiece:

I like these mouthpieces because they perform as advertised. More high range, easier high register and lots more endurance. But don't just believe me. Look carefully at these comments from other players. These reviews are a great idea aren't they? Also, If you would like to see more, take a look at the Asymmetric website. There are about fifty responses there from players who currently use Asymmetric mouthpieces. See what you think. They're all positive because that's the only kind we've gotten. Negatives are reflected by mouthpiece returns which have consistently averaged less than one percent. Says it all.

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