Hey guys, thanks for the kind words, but we are still in the guesstimate stage. If/when Polkadot posts positively in a couple of weeks (or her band director), THEN we have won. If there is ONE SINGLE POINT that this thread is good for: DO NOT BLAME HARDWARE FOR A SOFTWARE PROBLEM. Changing mouthpieces is a real part of a trumpeters life, BUT we NEVER have solved anything short term by changing. 6 months are required to learn new habits, and until they are learned, it is russian roulette with we are offering our audiences. Maybe a not so unimportant second point: people are what makes a trumpet section. 1st players SHOULD move around in the section to get a feel for the other players and provide positive motivation. I gig from time to time with the solo trumpet player from the Frankfurt Opera. My goal with him is to be the best second player on the planet, and that means play to make him sound like a (bigger) hero - match his tone, time and intonation. It is VERY gratifying when the pieces all fall in place. We have a VERY good time together.