About TrueVee®

The TrueVee story actually began in 1978 while trying a Bach Model 193 G/F trumpet at Coffey’s Music in Boston.  I took my trusty Jet-Tone Studio Model B trumpet mouthpiece out of my trumpet case and played the Bach for about 30 minutes or so.   I loved it, but couldn’t afford it.

Fast-forward 32 years into the future and the Model 193 is not being made by Bach anymore.   However persistence finds the last 193 to be manufactured in the back room in a music store in California; the last store to be telephoned after starting in Maine and working my way across the country.  I still couldn’t afford it, but I bought it anyway.

When I got it in my hands, I couldn’t fit my trusty Jet-Tone into the receiver because someone, for whatever reason, had changed the design from a trumpet to a cornet receiver.

No problem, I thought.  I’ll just get the Jet-Tone in a cornet model.   WRONG!  Jet-Tone, to my surprise, had gone belly-up.

So, TrueVee was born that day when our first Trumpet to Cornet Adapter was made; and then a copy of the Jet-Tone in a cornet mouthpiece; and then, just for giggles, a trumpet leadpipe for the 193 so all the bases could be covered.

Then, we started thinking; other trumpet players might be having similar frustrating experiences.  So we started selling the adapters which made a lot of people happy.   And as you know, people, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world.

The response to our adapters has been so well-received we began making our own line of V-cupped trumpet and cornet mouthpieces.  We also offer reproductions of classic mouthpieces no longer in production.  (Well, one right now anyway; the Jet-Tone.)

Our product line has continued to grow and we now offer our hand-made, solid-brass leadpipes.

To keep product costs as low as possible, we exclusively accept PayPal® and ship through the US Postal Service 2 to 3 Day Priority.