of course, I've read most all the stuff here in this thread -- I just wanted to say, I really love my King Silver Flair 1055, but yet, I picked up a Holton Collegiate the other day that was sitting around my house for a year or two (N+1 problem). So, I played it, and I could play everything I can play on the Silver Flair -- and the little Collegiate (sounds OK) --but yes, I would rather have and use the BETTER KING SILVER FLAIR ----is a HARRELSON, (or for arguments sake is Monette, or a Jaeger, etc.) better than a HARRELSON? --- I don't know, perhaps GZENT can't conclude the HARRELSON is the best, until he has tried EVERYTHING ELSE!!!! -- but aside from the semantic arguments ---- this thread was started for his viewpoint and feedback and such. I don't have a Harrelson to compare the KING with -- my argument therefore (for me) the KING SILVER FLAIR is the best trumpet!!!!