The quest for trumpet/cornet knowledge continues... Olds recording offset 2nd valve-why are modern horns not made this way? I have searched about for the answer to this question. No luck so far. The 2nd valve offset seems like a good idea. Why are modern horn makers not doing this? It can't be only about cost. With new horns commanding $2000, 3000, or $4000+, there must be room in there somewhere. Perhaps a few other horns are made this way that I don't know about. Is it really just a gimmick?