I think what we have hear is a serious specialist who is finding the best way to master a small part of the trumpet. For guys who play a variety of different gigs I dont think it would work. If I played like Ingram off the staff I prob. wouldnt need to do the other gigs as often. Just like I wouldnt go play a wedding on a 6A4a and a B5, I wouldnt play a lead gig on a 1X with a Bach 72 heavy wieght. This post has def. got me thinking about efficiency and new ways to look at the trumpet.