Okay, I've just about talked myself into putting together the money to buy an Eclipse(assuming I like them, I haven't actually tried one yet). I've just got a few questions. I'm thinking of either replacing or getting a companion to my Yammie 6335HII. Originally I was looking for a "lead" type horn and keeping my Yamaha as a section/solo horn but if I'm lucky enough to find a horn that "does everything" better than my current Bb than I might just do away with it altogether. Enough background, on to the questions... If the body of all the eclipses are identical does that mean that although the medium classic and medium red will have different sounds they'll still have a fairly identical blow? How about the medium heavy red? Large? Will these all blow very similarly or very differently? Also, if this is a lead horn I'm pretty sure I want it to be silver but if I'm looking for a horn that can do everything should I consider lacquer? Will silver brighten a red brass bell too much? Will lacquer deaden it too much to scream? I know lots of lead players play lacquer horns but silver preserve high overtones and lacquer kills them. I want to part the hair of the lead trombone. I'm considering a silver medium red. Would this be the one to try for for solo/section/legit/lead? I'm sure that a silver medium classic would be the screamer. Does anyone disagree? Should I consider lacquer on either setup? I wouldn't normally ask questions that I could figure out for myself by trying horns but I know that for Bruce to stock every bell in every finish(at least the ones that matter) he's need to keep about 30 horns around. I know the average retailer wouldn't want to try and swing that. Bruce- What are the chances you would have in stock a silver medium classic, a silver and a lacquer medium red, and a lacquer large heavy red? Snowballs chance in hell or halfway decent?