Hi, I am curious if anyone can offer comparisons regarding the Calicchio horns. FWIW, I'm considering getting a Classic model 1s2, but want to get more opinions before having one sent to me for trial. Currently I play a Conn V1, but at first I liked the tone, but its a bit wide and too dark for me now. So looking for a horn with more agility, clarity, some brightness. I want a horn that will be easier for lead style, but not be too zingy. The other thread, where MPM mentioned Bobby Shew sounds great on jazz combo as well as lead with his horn. Is the 1s2 that versatile? The Calicchio web page says the 1s7 is 'suitable for most situations' but the 1s2 is best for lead, and is bright. Is that only when pushed? Is the 1s2 also good for most situations? 1. Blow resistance. I hear alot about the 1 vs 2 leadpipe. Can anyone compare resistance to some of the mass produced horns, tighter or more free? I generally know the blow feel of these horns. - Bach 37 - Conn 1b-sp (square and rounded slide) - Yamaha Xeno 8335, also RGS 2. Brightness. I've characterized the horns I've played from brightest to darkest. Where do some of the Calicchios fall in here? taken with Marcinkiewicz E3 mp. brightest Kansul Chicago Yamaha 8335 Yamaha 8335 RGS Bach 37 Kansul Wayne Bergeron Yamaha large bore 8345 Conn V1 yellow bell square slide Conn V1 yellow bell round slide Conn V1 - rose bell Kanstul 1503 darkest What mouthpieces also for some other opinions? Thanks.