I bought a Schilke B6 about a month and a half ago and I am to the point where I REALLY like it. I bought it with the idea that it would make a good commercial sounding rock band trumpet, and it certainly fits the bill there, but it seems to be equally at home playing etudes and other less commerical sounding music simply by switching the mouthpiece to give it a fuller, rounder, darker sound. This leaves me with an 8 year old LB Bach Strad (25 bell) sitting in a case, not getting a lot of use, and I'm trying to figure out what I should do with it. This trumpet was hand picked from a lineup of Bachs, and I have always considered it to be a good Bach among Bachs. Anyway, a couple of options immediately come to mind. 1.) Clean it up, lube it up, and store it as is - keep it on hand as is as a backup trumpet in case something happens to my new main axe, although in a pinch, my son's Holton Student model trumpet would get me by. 2.) Sell it as is - I could get some cash out of it, but the thing looks pretty rough - it has very few dings, but the finish leaves some to be desired - It has nearly 8 years of constant gigging wear and with my acidic hands, so there is considerable wear of the silver plating around the valves. I also had some minor modifications done to the bracing (moved the forward bell brace back about an inch, and removed the second leadpipe brace altogether.) and that has yet to be cleaned up and replated. 3.) Have some work done to it, then sell it - I could get it cleaned up cosmetically and I can do this to varying degrees - I can get it cleaned up with some buffing and spot plating to make it look good, and I can have it restored to a very good condition - I don't know if this would help me to get more money out of it or not. 4.) Project horn! - I could keep it, and have some other modifications made prior to having it restored. Options that I would look at would be: Convert to reversed leadpipe design Long style Bach receiver or Aftermarket leadpipe - probably a Blackburn or Pilczuk Different bell? It currently has the Bach 25 bell which is a smaller, tighter sounding bell. valve alignment Custom brace alignment/adjustment - I know a guy who's really good with this type of thing - he's the one that moved the forward bell brace To what end this customization would serve I'm not sure, but it would be fun to hot-rod it just to see what I would wind up with. All thoughts and opinions are appreciated.