Hey everyone! Well i'm glad to say that i'm back! I've haven't been posting in a while because life got busy. I can now say that i'm a happily married man! When you hear people say how complicated a wedding is with all the little details, and how fast it flies by when it actually happens, its true. There was so many last minute details that caught up with my wife and I, that I almost wanted to blow my brains. But everything was worth the annoyances. Now that is out of the way, I managed to snag a nice horn amidst the craziness of wedding stuff. I got a super nice 1961 Bach Mercury Mt. Vernon. Overall it is in great shape, no dents other than a crinkle in a bell that has been smoothed out by my tech. The valve compression is unbelievable for a horn this age. It came with the original case which is a little rough but all the latches work, and all the Mt. Vernon badges are there. The topping on the cake is that it came with the letter and Mt. Vernon envelope to the original owner with contains the care instructions and the warranty papers with matching serial numbers to the horn. I'll post pics up soon! The best part about the horn is that it plays phenomenal. It has a dark and smokey sound that is missing in my other 2 horns. My friends can tell you that i'm an avid hater of Bach Strads. I don't know why, I just can't mesh with them, nothing personal if you own one. So it is a pleasant surprise that I have fallen in love with this horn. I know that this horn is basically a strad but without all the bells and whistles, but you know what, I like that. I like that out of all the Bach trumpets out there, the Mercury is kind of like the black sheep in the crowd IMO. Right now, the horn is in the shop getting a 3rd slide trigger installed. I gotta have that tuning slide adjustment, but I wanted to do something a little more unique.