Yamaha 9445C “Chicago” C trumpet – My main axe and the best trumpet I have ever played.

Yamaha “New York II” C Trumpet – I use this for lighter chamber work

Schagerl “Horsdorf Heavy” Rotary C Trumpet – I can’t believe it’s a rotary! So easy to play!

Yamaha Xeno 8335GS Bb Trumpet – My main Bb axe. Finally can feel comfortable just picking up a Bb!

Yamaha 8310 Z “Bobby Shew” Bb Trumpet – Sure it is a “lead” horn but it barks out low orchestral passages like no other.

Bach Stradivarious 180ml 37 Bb trumpet (early Elkhart, late 60s) This horn has been overhauled, double silver plated then gold plated by Jim Becker at Osmun Music.

S.E. Shires – Destino III Bb – Severinsen Model. (Pre-Eastman) This is a spectacular instrument especially for commercial stuff and paired with Doc’s Parke mouthpieces.

Schagerl “Vienna” Flugelhorn (rotary) – This is very unique instrument with a gorgeous huge warm sound.

Yamaha YFH-631 Flugelhorn 

Schilke E3L Eb/D Trumpet – Berylium Bell

Yamaha 9710 F/G Trumpet – I have a Schilke large G bell for this as well

Schilke P5-4 Piccolo Trumpet – The same horn I have played since 1985.

Yamaha 6330S – Lightweight Cornet – So responsive!

Bach Stradivarious 184L Shephards Crook Cornet

Keefer Cornet – from the early 1920s. A great vintage horn I used when I won the first Streitweiser Trumpet Museum Cornet Competition

Monette C937 – The C trumpet that I played most of my career


Dave Harrison has made me a series of custom Wedge C trumpet mouthpieces that I love.

Monette “2” and “2D” series mouthpieces on all of my horns. (C2 for C trumpet etc) My C2 has recently been re-plated by Stork.
Excellent work.

Parke Severinsen Model mouthpieces – Doc convinced me to try them. Wonderful unique rim is what Vincent Bach did to his original mouthpiece with a pocketknife many decades ago

Marcienciewicz “Ingram” for lead playing

Monette B1-2 cornet mouthpiece for piccolo trumpet. This came with Tim Hudson’s original Monette Cornet in 1990.

Bach 7E – with shortened shank a la Monette by Jim Becker at Osmun Brass for high register piccolo playing

Getzen 6V Mellophone mouthpiece for Eb trumpet – Try it!

My horns always travel safely in my Torpedo Coyote case.