Hi Manny, I have played Bb trumpet/cornet (as a hobby) for 22 years and have decided to finally take some performance qualifications. The repertoire lists at Diploma level (UK ABRSM exams) have a number of pieces written for D trumpet only, and some for Eb. I was therefore considering buying an Eb/D trumpet to perform some of this Baroque repertoire in future recitals/examinations. I have, however, never played a D/Eb trumpet before so my questions are: 1) How hard are they to adapt to compared to a regular Bb? What, if any, are the playing problems for a player who has always played on a Bb? 2) Do you generally use the same mouthpiece as your Bb? 3) Would you recommand that I try this option to cover this period in my future recitals, and to develop my trumpet playing extending it into the D/Eb trumpet, or should I just concentrate more on Bb playing? 4) If I decide to get an Eb/D trumpet, what experience do you have with the different models and what would you recommend? I believe that most professionals use the Schilke E3, but this is quite expensive, expecially as my playing would predominantly still be on Bb if I decided to get an Eb/D. Would the Yamaha 6610 Eb/D or the German B and S (which looks similar to the Schilke), which are both about half the price of the Schilke, but still professional models, work well? Looking forward to hearing your responses, Best wishes, Graham.