Many trumpet players say "this is world most difficult song". I love to practice it every day. - Jerry
  This is a part of my everyday practice as well.


I've put my new SIMA C to good work rehearsing The Golden Cockerel and Firebird for the next concert and it really delivers! There are a lot of C trumpets available and some quite good in certain contexts. But which horn is the one to have when you want the best tool for everything? The SIMA C! I own both the C and Bb versions and these horns make playing so much easier. It's unreal!. Bright or mellow, soft or loud, legatissimo, or staccato - it's all there. The SIMAs are marvelously responsive, centered, and so in tune (Yes, even a C trumpet CAN be perfectly in tune!). My concept of what is possible has expanded dramatically.
Tomas Granet, France


Despite heavy snow, we had a good time with many trumpet players as norm.


Over the last two months or so, I've been commuting to work in my car, and it has proven to be a perfect time and place to practice spit-buzzing. About a month ago, something finally "clicked", and I finally got the true feeling for the superchops embouchure, first in spit-buzzing, and then on the horn. The sound and articulation and flexibility and range that I have developed are amazing... and the playing is almost effortless. I finally know what people mean when they say that a high F feels like on F on the staff, using your technique (and your equipment!). Last night was my first chance to play a rehearsal with a small combo but then the night before the rehearsal, I accidentally bit the tip of my tongue very badly while eating dinner. Then I realized that the tip of the tongue really doesn't do much in the superchops setup.Well, the rehearsal was great! I played great, and felt great, for an hour and a half of rehearsal, and then another half hour of jamming. The horn was on my face almost the whole time, and my embouchure never got tired. At the end I was still popping out notes and lip trilling, and I ended with a nice clear high F at the end of the last piece. It gave an excellent demonstration that the tip of the tongue should not be used for articulation! I'm very glad to be one of the many re-born trumpeters who owe so much to your life's work. Thanks again, Mr. Callet!
Janis Stipins


Just got back from ITG in Minneapolis and had more fun than ever. Great to catch up with so many old friends and just as nice to make so many new ones. Our SIMA trumpets were very well received. Though extra busy this year, I spent what time I could discussing chops with the ready and willing. Trombamania from France, whose quintet performance was the knock out of the week, dedicated their performance to their mentor, Roger Delmotte. All 5, including Clément Saunier, 3rd overall in last Maurice Andre competition, 2006, are graduates of Paris Conservatory where they were taught to always articulate with tongue through the teeth. All 5 confirmed that this is the technique they continue to use. And I'm sure that all that heard their incredible performance will agree that all 5 are true virtuosi.
Kyle Schmeer

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I just wanted to repeat how happy I am with your mouthpiece. As you know, I have a HJ trumpet.  In the past even with using the horn and the Parduba that came from Harry, it felt good but not outstanding. With your mouthpiece the trumpet really sings, it is as if I never played it before. Just had to let you know,
Peter Moss


Everything about it is more centered, in tune, focused, and resonant without having to over-blow or muscle anything out of the horn. Coming from the large bore Wild Thing was easy. For me, the horn blows plenty open. The difference is in the shape of the air that I use, a shape that never has me over-extending my capacity to make the horn do what I want. The biggest immediate difference from the WT is the intonation. I did not really realize how much I was working to play the WT in tune. The SIMA requires no additional effort to put in tune other than an in-practice-face. In short, the SIMA is like a high-performance sports car whereas the WT is like a dragster. The trumpet is played on a windy and un-forgiving road and the SIMA takes all the corners and never runs out of gas!
There was no real acclimation period for me which is kind of weird but I think I understand it. I can generate extreme power via efficiency (due to buzzing basics) and so I was just able to play the way my body knows how to play the whole time rather than over-extending myself to muscle my music out on the WT.
Derek Ganong


I have made a decision to keep the SIMA since it's like no other trumpet I have played.  Even though I play the trumpet as a hobby, not professionally, the SIMA features are so unique that even I, with my relatively novice (hobby not professional) ability to play the trumpet can feel and hear the distinct difference of quality workmanship.
Thank you for creating such a truly fine trumpet!
Mike Bousman


Thank you very much for your great work and this wonderful trumpet! The more I play it the more I love it. What really puts the SIMA into a different league from anything else I've played are the precise slotting and intonation which helps very much to increase the speed of playing when needed. I simply don't have to care about the technical aspects of playing so much anymore. The SIMA helps me to not think about pressing valves down and tonguing. Instead, I'm just making music since I have this wonderful trumpet. And I'm sounding better than ever!
Arthur Gratz, Austria


Thanks a million for the SIMA Eb/D trumpet. It arrived today in perfect shape and it's all I remembered plus more! I always told myself that a Eb or D was not my bag. I couldn't play any I´ve tried before (Selmer, Bach, etc ) and now I'm sitting playing a Eb-D like it's a Bb trumpet! With the SIMA, it's no problem switching from the Bb to the Eb. A few years ago, I bought a lot of concertos in Eb and D and they stayed on the shelf. Now, I can play those concertos - IN TUNE! I'm going to enjoy myself this Christmas with the Eb-D and maybe even blow a few notes in my jazz combo as a novelty! Thank you again.
Jack Andersson, Sweden