If I want a rimless bell I can get one so should I??? I am 35 and take good care of my stuff I do not march with my trumpet etc........ I am thinking that the only reason to have a rim is for durability and that it must hurt the sound quality and projection as compared to a continious flair? What do you think????If I go with a new bell should I go rimless???It does not cost anything extra. My musical prefference is Jazz but I also play some Christmas music and stuff like that with the Holiday's season comeing.