Jupiter 314L Soprano Trombone - Slide Trumpet  

Product #460203

FREE SHIPPING on Almost Everything

Top Rated

Unavailable

Item Note:

This product has been discontinued but may be available as a used item.

Similar Items

Jupiter

It's stunt trombone, it's a slide trumpet, it's the 314L!

This instrument is beautifully made and has a super sweet tone. It is very much in between in that most trumpet players haven't developed slide technique and most trombone players are accustomed to trumpet mouthpieces. Still, as an instrument to develop as a sight gag or a unique voice in your sound palette, it is satisying from even a critical perspective. It sounds really good and plays really well. It is a Bb instrument, and for a trumpet player who wants to develop some ability with the slide, or a trombone player who wants to pucker up a little tighter, it is a potentially expressive instrument.

Features

  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: .452-inch
  • Leadpipe: Standard
  • Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass
  • Bell: 4.7-inch
  • Bell Material: Yellow Brass
  • Handslide: Standard
  • Handslide Material: Yellow Brass
  • Handslide Crook Material: Yellow Brass
  • F Attachment Wrap: N/A
  • F Attachment Valve: N/A
  • Features: Trumpet Mouthpiece; All Yellow Brass Construction
  • Case: Yes
  • Mouthpiece: Yes

More fun than you've ever had. Get one!

 
review resources
Loading....
write a review

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Jupiter314L Soprano Trombone - Slide Trumpet
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Surprisingly good

I was pleased with the sound of the instrument, although with the supplied mouthpiece it was too tight. Sounds better with a 3 or larger mpc. Harder to play than a trumpet because...Read complete review

I was pleased with the sound of the instrument, although with the supplied mouthpiece it was too tight. Sounds better with a 3 or larger mpc. Harder to play than a trumpet because of motion and intonation. Fun for blues glisses in 1 to 4th positions. Overall, a fun horn for the money. The slide works fine, the case is well made and the finish is solid.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fun, but intonation is frustrating

It is a well made and well finished horn. Fairly comfortable to hold and play. Slide is OK, but not great (the slide is so short/light that it's not really the issue...Read complete review

It is a well made and well finished horn. Fairly comfortable to hold and play. Slide is OK, but not great (the slide is so short/light that it's not really the issue it would be on a tenor). After playing the horn for about a week, I realized that it would take years to get solid on the pitch, especially as the notes in each slide position don't "notch-up" well (per my ear and an electronic tuner). Those slide adjustments we make on tenor or bass bones to get in tune are really difficult on this horn (like oversteering on a car). As this is the only slide trumpet I've played, I'll presume this is inherent to them, but this is something to note if you're thinking it will be an easy transition to play this horn.

Reviewed by 23 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value

By sandy barrows

from ronaoke, tx

Comments about Jupiter 314L Soprano Trombone - Slide Trumpet:

This instrument is A+++. It is NOT a toy. The slide is great, the case is very nice, the finish...nothing less than anything you'd expect from any pro instrument. All it needs is a player with discerning ears (pitch) and the motivation to practice to learn the idiosyncrasies of this fine instrument. The value is awesome....Take the time to give it your utmost consideration.

Comment on this review

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

help

By Sabby

from nw hampshire

Comments about Jupiter 314L Soprano Trombone - Slide Trumpet:

I was thinking of purchasing a mini trombone, but i dont really have the money, and I would love to get one, so if anyone knows of a cheaper one in good/new condition, I would be very grateful.

Comment on this review

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good value

By Nick M. Doten

from North Branch, Minnesota

Comments about Jupiter 314L Soprano Trombone - Slide Trumpet:

As many others have mentioned, I originally purchased this trombone not expecting much. Once I tried it out, however, I realized that this was a thing to be reckoned with. It has substantial range and suprisingly good tone. The free shipping was a plus, along with the nice case. For the price, this is definitely a worthwile investment for any serious musician. Tuning on the instrument is difficult, but with some practice it is not an issue. You can't bend your tone as on a tenor trombone, mostly because of the smaller mouthpiece. For the beginner soprano trombone player, I suggest purchasing a larger mouthpiece until you get used to it.

Comment on this review

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Trombone Sale

By Ross Hurley

from Auckland

Comments about Jupiter 314L Soprano Trombone - Slide Trumpet:

Bach 16 Mt Vernon Tenor Trombone (ca1949) with 2 slides. 509 borage.This trombone is in excellent condition considering it's age.Originally a military instrument that I bought in Munich. I played this horn on many studio recordings throughout Europe. Frank Rosolino, who was on tour during the 70s played it at the Domicile Jazz Club, apparently he just loved it. This instrument has been completely restored to it's original condition - some of the lacquer has lifted around the bell bead. I was considering removing the lacquer from the bell section to enhance to tone however I'll leave that up to the buyer.There are 2 slides with this instrument. The original slide is conical, gold brass and in excellent condition, there is one very slight ware spot on one of the stockings and some very light corrosion spots on the slide bow. The number 5198 (ca1949) Model 16 is stamped on the receiver of the slide. The second slide (light weight), which I mainly played, is a straight bore 16M Nickel Silver and is corrosion resistant, fitted with a changeable lead pipe. This slide is strong and very durable and almost undentable. Both slides are very light and run freely. All engravings are clearly visible and readable.&#16Horn is straight - there are no metal patches and all parts are original except the second slide and the case.Comes with a 12C Vincent Bach Mouthpiece and brand new King case or a used Carry All case (beta). This instrument will be packed&#16super safe upon shipment!Coming soon Elkhart 88H 1974 and a vintage Conn38H 1935I`m selling this horn as I just received a New York Bach 6.

Comment on this review

(9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This instrument is great.

By Skeez

from FL

Comments about Jupiter 314L Soprano Trombone - Slide Trumpet:

I bought this just because I wanted to show it off. But when I started playing it, I realized I really want to learn how to play. There is a tuning slide (as someone said there is not), it's where you screw the bell to the slide.

Comment on this review

(3 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply the coolest horn available

By JP-RmjoW

from Melbourne, Australia

Comments about Jupiter 314L Soprano Trombone - Slide Trumpet:

Like some of the other reviewers, I think I bought this horn mainly for the novelty value - but it's turned out to be a whole lot better than just a novelty instrument, it actually sounds really amazing. The sound quality on this beast compares very well with instruments I've paid 3 or 4 times as much for, and it turns some heads for its looks as well. Tuning is an issue when starting out - there's absolutely no margin for error on the tiny little slide and it's not so easy to bend the notes around with the trumpet-style mouthpiece as on a full size trombone - but this is cured with a bit of practice, and is definitely more the fault of the player than the horn... The fact that trumpet mutes fit it is also a nice bonus.

Comment on this review

(7 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Soprano Trombone

By Bryan-jeNCq

from West Virginia

Comments about Jupiter 314L Soprano Trombone - Slide Trumpet:

I love this horn...this horn has a great tone...and I thought it was going to be a joke, but I was mistaken. I really love this horn...I am a music education major in college, and I really find this horn a lot of fun...

Comment on this review

(41 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fun to play!

By Andrew-sOtfp

from Rochester, NY

Comments about Jupiter 314L Soprano Trombone - Slide Trumpet:

I love my soprano trombone! It impresses my friends and it is fun to play in a trombone ensamble or jazz setting. It's very small and cute. I put a sticker that says "Livin' Large" on the case!

Comment on this review

(12 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Fun, but intonation is frustrating

By Bob Franklin

from Idaho

Comments about Jupiter 314L Soprano Trombone - Slide Trumpet:

It is a well made and well finished horn. Fairly comfortable to hold and play. Slide is OK, but not great (the slide is so short/light that it's not really the issue it would be on a tenor). After playing the horn for about a week, I realized that it would take years to get solid on the pitch, especially as the notes in each slide position don't "notch-up" well (per my ear and an electronic tuner). Those slide adjustments we make on tenor or bass bones to get in tune are really difficult on this horn (like oversteering on a car). As this is the only slide trumpet I've played, I'll presume this is inherent to them, but this is something to note if you're thinking it will be an easy transition to play this horn.

Comment on this review

(6 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Instrument

By Jacob Zane

from Detroit-area, Michigan

Comments about Jupiter 314L Soprano Trombone - Slide Trumpet:

This is a high quality instrument. It has nice tone and works great. The slide is quick and smooth. I've been playing trumpet (cornet really) for 6 years now, and it's cool to be able to mess around with a different kind of instrument. It is, however, a little tougher to play in the upper register(compared to a trumpet), but by no means is it impossible. This is a quality instrument and a great conversation piece, being as soprano trombones (slide trumpets) are somewhat rare. I would highly recommend this instrument to any of my brass friends who want to try something a little different.

Comment on this review

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »