Good post, Rowuk. There are many great trumpets being built today, that's exciting. This sentiment seems to have a wide following, especially among the top players today, and they are the ones most in the know. Expensive is always a relative term. And Tobylou8, I don't think anyone should have the time-share Monette during marching band season. In fact, I think there should be a NO MARCHING RULE. How would YOU like to be the guy who gets it AFTER marching season????? And btw, since I don't have any gigs yet, I'd be happy to take it whenever the others don't want it. But since it was my idea, I should get to pick the Monette. Check out the first one from that link above ..... oh yeah, baby. That's the one. Turtle Okay, so it's a little more than 6k ..... we need two more people. Aiy, this is getting messy ... Okay it probably won't work.