Hi Manny, I'm trying out my old teacher's 2000LT C trumpet in raw brass. It was one of the first ones made and is a GREAT horn! I'm really starting to know how to play it, and think I'm going to buy it from him. I'm playing on a C1-5M (came with it) right now, but ordered a C1-1 (my favorite rim size) in a Prana with an S5 cup and a 17 bb. I hope it helps get some more sizzle in the sound and a more free upper register. My question is this: when you're playing a Monette trumpet, are there some things that you keep reminding yourself to really play it well? I keep saying "low vowel" and "support from diaphram" but are there any other things? After switching from a Monette STC 1 to a Bach and now back to a Monette (although still gigging on my Bach for the most part), I figured out pretty fast that I don't need to adjust notes into place anymore with my head/throat/air/whatever else, especially if I'm supporting from my core. Thanks!