Well I may be getting a strad pretty soon I know that I want the 72 or 37 but I really will get the 72 bell because my Silver Flare sounds very good as a Bach 43 whrn pushed and 37 when in a classical setting . I use a Bach 1 1/4C Megatone for all my needs and a regular Bach 1 1/4C mouthpiece for marching Band. Last school year I made it the final audition for All State Band did'nt past . But I did sit first trumpet 2nd chair in Distric 5 honor Band, and I have to say I sounded pretty dam good with with my dam King Silver Flare. The judes said I had really big fat sound. I did better than my section leader. He did'nt make the finall audition. So tell ne guys what you think about my equipment I may be getting.