Ummm...soooo... well let's get this over with. I've been playing french horn for a while and have been extremely cautious about the bell. Well as soon as I think I am in the clear a stupid tuning slide gets stuck and the bell has moderately bad damage. I is not too noticeable, but I would like some reassurance that people can usually get the dings out. I is where the bell is attached to the valve/slide section by the little wire/pipe/piece of metal thing which will make it tough, but it seems like it could come out. Pretty nervous about hearing some horror stories, but bring it on.