I've been playing metal mouthpieces since 1996, when I first started playing the trumpet. I always played the 7c, the 3c and various other big to small, mostly standard branded mouthpieces, like Bach.
Up until a few years ago, like in 2012 or so, I keep feeling like the metal mouthpieces were interrupting my "flow" of music, which I was playing lots of "Jazz" through out the years. I also recorded myself a lot and it sounded almost like it "hurt," so I slowly tried to figure it out..
Finally came to the conclusion that to make playing more enjoyable and for me to be able to practice for longer hours, that I should try a plastic or wood type mouthpiece - so I did! Ordered my first one about 2012 and took some time to get use to, but I enjoy using them.
Here are some other reasons I chose Kelly Mouthpieces: 1. The are easy to get. You can find them in most music stores and online. 2. For some reason, the "brand," "Kelly" really stands out. For one, they come in an array of colors. 3. The price is great. Like twenty bucks roughly, to get one!
What are some of your thoughts on mouthpieces for trumpet? Please feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks