Reynold Schilike, Vincent Bach,Elden Benge,Forester Reynolds I think I got them in their. Schilke bounced all over the place working for various companies and stores before building his first trumpet in his garage with the help of Elden Benge. See Schilike had no experince useing machine tools like a lathe for instance. So for those that are hung up on names know this Schilike started out in his garage when he decided to build his own trumpets! So again my idea to upgrade a trumpet in my garage to both repair it and change the over all sound is not that far off from what some of the greats did. NYCT their stage one trumpets where prototyped by a guy that does brass instrument repair and modifications a small business man not some huge manufacture. History is a wounderful thing since it can inspire us to do what other have done or it can convince us to not make the same mistakes as our father's. In any case what I proposed in another thread is not only viable but has been done by many of those we admire today!