Hey guys (gals), I am bored and was listenin' to some Bobby Shew and had a thought... so I went to www.trumpetstuff.com and started lookin' at the equipment that those foxls play on. Trumpet players are equipment geeks. Anyways, I noticed that there was no trend in the lead playes horns. For example some played on Bachs, while others were on yamaha's, etc. So the question for this thread is: What horn do you like for lead appications (Rock band, jazz band, marching, etc.) AND WHY?! I'll go first since I started this. I have played on a Benge, but I was too young to remmeber too much about it. Then I went to a Bach, it was a stadard 180/ML/37 combo. It was a fine horn but I wanted something else. So I bought a Callet Jazz.. Amazing horn, wonderful projections, clear high overtones, just a good bright (but not overly obnoxious) lead sound. Then I wanted to try somethin else so I switched to a Zeus Olympus. I like it, reminds me of the Callet. So some of you pros out there, focusing speciffialy on sound (exclude style, range, etc) what do you look for? I'm close to graduation and will lookin' for a job soon and I would just LOVE to play shows somewhere... I've always had the cross between Chase and Doc as my desired sound... I hope all this made since. I'm tired, off to bed. Adios.