Excellent valves and easy tone production - 2000H-YSS versus 4000H-YSS
This trumpet is incredible value for money. The valves and fit of all parts are superb. The tone is quite pleasant and full. The speed of response and high register are not great, which is to be expected of such a cheap instrument. But in reality it compares with trumpets twice the price. The gig bag it comes with is better than a brown paper bag but might damage it pulling it in and out. This would be a fine trumpet to learn on unless you can afford the 4000H which responds better, has an easier high range and a nicer case plus extra tuning slide. Despite both having the YSS bell, 2000H sounds denser and 4000H has a compact brilliant tone. This confused me, a Bach 7CW in the 2000H sounds most like a Bach 6BM in the 4000H in a small room (square tuning slide fitted). The 2000H is not going to project through a loud band but should blend well. Its a million times better than the chinese Lark trumpet I got in 1979 to learn on, which fell off my bicycle rack and went under a lorry. Unlike that trumpet, I would be sad if the 2000H were damaged as it is a real bargain musical instrument. If you like a big blow and even larger rich tone the Thomann 5000GL is worth a try, but so far 4000H is the most easy to play and blow with a crisp bright tone. Mouthpieces play their part, I found 4000H too bright with my usual Warburton 4M/7 and much warmer and freer with a cheap old Bach 6BM. Great fun.
I first bought a pocket trumpet as my first trumpet. I was disappointed because of the difficult intonation so I returned for this Carol Brass. This one is it is much easier to play. The intonation is perfect. The stainless steel valves are also very smooth compared to the monel valves of the pocket. The construction quality is excellent. The bag is not bad. Very happy.