Congratulations on this friendly forum! I have only recently become aware of you, when I decided to buy a new trumpet and take up playing more. I used to play a Bach Mercedes 1 back in my school brass band in my childhood Norway, until the critical age of 18 when you have to decide on being good or being embarrassed... I quit, but I never forgot, and the last years I have taken up playing a little on a Blessing scholastic cornet bought at an auction. Now I am the proud owner of a Yamaha 4335 GS, very much thank to you good folks, - despite my initial prejudice against anything other than American brass! It proved the best combination of price and quality, and I am very happy with it! Looking forward to hanging out here with you all - learning and maybe at some point be of a little use myself!