That was then - I still love the sound, blow and response. My opinions on Schilkes being fantastic trumpets has not changed, but in the case of my B6, the slotting was killing me. And is it really fair to hold me to a post that I made a full 10 years ago - people do change, both in how they play, and how they perceive their instruments, but aside from that, I still feel that getting away from Bach trumpets was a great move. At this point the horn needs some pretty serious refinish work, and I'm contemplating chucking some cash at it and maybe seeing if Doctor Valve can mod it so that it does have better slotting. To add another thought onto this, I'm still an unabashed Schilke fanboy, and I've said many times that there's probably a Schilke out there that can take care of just about any player's needs. My instinct was not to buy a Jupiter - what I really thought I wanted was either an S32 or S42 for a bit more of an all-around horn that would still light up in a rock band, but that I could also use for other things. However, there were two things that led me to the Jupiter - the first was the deal I got. I got a big discount for buying a very lightly used "demo" horn, so it was only about half of what a Schilke would have run me. The second thing was lacquer - I really didn't want another silver plated trumpet and I certainly couldn't have afforded the premium price of a gold-plated Schilke. Maybe one day I'll wind up with a Doctor Valve modded S42, but then, isn't that pretty much what the Jupiter 1600i is?