The horn arrived Wednesday. Seeing that all I do is play trumpet all day...I've had plenty of time to test it already. I'll prolly give a more in depth review sometime next week. For now I'll just say this. Have no doubts. Its a very nice horn. It is free blowing to the extreme. But don't think it is just huge and hard to play. Its the opposite. Effortless response. And the tone is big, dark, phat. The upper range is the most open of any horn I've ever played. And that doesn't make it harder....atleat for me. You can push a little air and get up there or you can blow your brains out and it never pushes back. I can't imagine someone being able to overblow this thing. I also noticed that the higher notes do not thin out when compared to my Bach 43 I was told that my bach sounded thin and airy compared to the wild thing. I really didn't want to hear that....and I don't totally agree with the statement. However the wild thing is darker than the bach. To me the bach has that bach core and I feel very free with it. The Wild Thing has Kanstul core and slots harder meaning feeling less free, than a bach atleast. It really reminds me of every Kanstul that I've owned. Just a really great player. The wild thing just has an even bigger sound with the same Kanstul core. and the upper register is way too easy. It didn't give me extra range but it made the range I have easier and more solid. Again same feel as my other Kanstuls. Right now I'd pick this horn over any of the Kanstuls I've owned. I'll letcha know what I think after a few more days.