I traded my Olympus for a Phaeton-2030. Jeez what a sweet looking horn and it plays so nice too!!! Actually i might have gotten screwed on the deal cause I traded both my Zeus and Holton MF st-308 on this Phaeton but I am very happy with it and have finally found a horn I can play and improve on. The person I traded with sent me this email I want to post it to show those who own silverplated instruments what not to do: I decided to hold on to them both for a couple reasons... one is.. I ruined the silver one.. So you know. I sent the phaeton yesterday it should be there on wed.. tracking number is USPS xxxxxxx I messed up man.. hehe. I went and bleached the horns to try and sanitize them and the silver one had it's finish eaten off. I don't think you even want to know what it looks like now.. but I'll tell you.. it's coffee brown and very ugly.. I freeked.. I didn't know bleach would eat the silver like that.. I am working on sending it in to have it fixed. The other one is great but the valves are a little weak so I may go ahead and have new springs put in. WORD OF ADVICE DON"T USE BLEACH to sanitize your trumpets!! use alcohol. i learned this The Phaeton I sent you is both those trumpets and more so I felt it more appropriate to do a fair trade. I honestly believe it to be a fair trade. I don't think either of us was screwed. I would have sent you one back out of good honesty but I think you wanted the phaeton more and you don't even want to see that silver well, brown one now.. I am not kidding dude, that thang just got eaten up. I'll tell you what though.. you'll like that new phaeton. Oh i checked out trumpetstuff.com.. It's cool as heck man, I listened to some rafaiel mendez and some clifford and some other old school.. i'm impressed.. but to be honest.. i can play like those guys.. in my heart.. hehe.. talk to you later dude. Well at least it is good reading!! Merry Christmas!!!!