Just thought I'd post a little something about the new horn I just got. It's a CarolBrass Pocket Trumpet. I was looking for something better than my student model but couldn't afford anything near a pro model. I'd read that pocket trumpets were mere toys, but also came across a youtube video of Steve Dillard at horntrader.com playing a CB Pocket. Based on that I bought from him (great service, would buy there again). Well I got it today and wow, am I pleased. I'm no pro-trumpeter (3 1/2 yrs into it) but I can tell you this horn is no toy. Beautiful full sound, great action and intonation...the low C# is a dream!