I've read on here that there was a strike at the Bach plant some time ago. I've also read on other sites (yes...I must confess that I DO read other trumpet related sites) that after Tedd Waggoner "took over" that things have improved. One site has said that the new Bach trumpets coming out of the factory now are better than anything that's ever come out before. I have to say that I haven't played a BRAND NEW Bach trumpet in a VERY long time that I have nothing to say either way about that last statement. So...can someone (anyone) fill me in on what happened?! PLEASE no "Bach bashers"!! I'm looking for honest opinions & facts. Maybe I've just been under a HUGE ROCK or something & missed it all. Thanks!