JET-TONE Original Studio Model B, Trumpet Mouthpiece Review

An original Ratzenberger design here, the Studio Model B. A really neat mouthpiece! PARDON PLEASE: The backbore of this Studio Model B is probably a 28, the Reeves 41C is a 26 BUT the throat of the JET-TONE is larger. The Studio B does have a tighter blow overall but the more open throat design makes it quite liveable. Enjoy ~ Jonathan


John Healy says:

Hi Jon, Very informative Jet Tone mp revview. I have several Jet Tones for trumpet,cornet,flugelhorn and trombone which I bought several years ago while on sale at e bay for around $20.00 each, agood price compared to the $75.00 price tag I see them advertised now. I like them all, and a couple are deeper than the model you review here.

erasermouthvids says:

Hey man! You’re way too hard on yourself. You’re a good trumpet player! Not a bad singer either.

Pascal Dijkhuizen says:

I have a small problem where my lips are sliding off of the edge of the mouthpiece, when my mouth is bit wet. Is a flat edge in this situation better then the rounded or isn’t there a significant difference in this case?

Blüdhaven Comics/reviews says:

I was wondering what you think the best trumpet is I play on a conn 2b new world symphony and love it but I may get a new one soon.

JJ Martin says:

It was actually Ray Amado who invented the Jet-Tone line in 1959, he was business partners w Ratzenberger and left the Co. in 1971. Ray was a HUGE Harry James fan and “borrowed” the concept of the old Parduba double cup design onto his own models but not as pronounced of course as the Jet-Tone line had cups that were more convex-ish. The throat sizes changed over the years as well…originally Ray used a HUGE #24 on all models, then went down to a more forgiving #26 (Chase played a #26 throat btw), then around 1968 he went to a #28 for ALL models. Amado was the guy who made all the custom pieces for guys like Doc Severinsen, Charlie Shavers, Bill Chase, Snooky Young, Lewis Valizon, Lloyd Michaels, Bernie Glow, Tony Scodwell and others.

James Duffy says:

Nice review Jon! I did the Hindemith Sonata for Solo and Ensemble this year, and I freaked out because there was a fill-in judge I wasn’t expecting to have, so I got a 2. Guess I won’t be going to states. AGAIN. (I have a bit of history with him). Anyway, I’m working on technique, and after 2 more weeks, I’ll be working on the Arutunian trumpet concerto. And after that, I’ll be working on Fantaisie Brillante by Arban.

And I hope you don’t mind me asking, since you switched to trumpet (I saw a comment that you switched in Senior year of high school) what was your favorite part to play? I like all of the parts. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, I’ll play what I’m given. Frankly, I like playing 3rd the most out of all of them. I like playing high notes, but I don’t have the chops that one of my section classmates, Joshua Hutton has. I can play a high C, a D above high C, and on a good day, a D#/Eb above high C. But I feel a great joy playing 3rd. Maybe because of what happened as a Sophomore may have something to do with it 🙂 Take care Jon!

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