After a year of waiting I received my new E flat trumpet. At first I didn't like it. It felt too tight in the upper register. It took me about a week to learn to play it. Now I can't believe how good it is. Before I was playing on a Yamaha. The Yamaha has a nice sound but plays way out of tune. The Monette needs very little help staying in tune. Now that I am used to it I can really make it sing.