I've finally found a shop that sells Schilke trumpets in Beijing! I was so excited to find a Schilke dealer in Beijing a few days ago. Lately I've had absolutely no idea where to actually try out a nice instrument. The only actualy professional models that I've played before were two that are owned by a few friends who had relatives order them in the US. One is the Bach Stradivarius "Big Apple" with a 37 bell and 25 leadpipe. Basically its a 180 w/ gold trim. I noticed that it had a little too much resistance for my liking which is odd since my Bach TR300 was a lot more open (and it should also have a similar set-up am I correct?). I've also tried the Yamaha Xeno RGS and I kinda liked the horn. Found the horn was a tad tight or just more focused then my current horn, but it was better for me then the Bach Strad I tried. So, now that I've actually located a Schilke trumpet dealer, I'm wonder in what method I should test out the trumpets. I read the Schilke Loyalist site and it said to start with a B5. If I want more open then I should head down to the B1. If I want more resistance then head to the X3. If I want more core then try the S32. More resistance, then the S22. More open then the S42. I was wondering if there are other tips that I should try. I really like the stuff I've heard about the Schilke brand and I figure that if I have to work for my own trumpet then I should start researching which one I would be interested in getting. I'm planning to bring along one friend (my stand partner/best friend) for an outside opinion (plus he wants to get a jazz mouthpiece anyways, though I wanna try with a Curry instead), my old trumpet, and a tuner. What's a good method to begin testing a horn?