Oh I wanted to add that you might consider a custome trumpet built of of a solid foundation like an Olds Ambasador or a VIntage trumpet the the old King Liberty USN for instance........DQ Custom's start's out with an Olds Ambasador Valve case and then they add their copper bell, reverse leadpipe and ovate style tuning slide, armondo water keys, havey caps and buttons. They sell this for $1095 and you can order it with a few different options includeing custom designed heavy braceing etc...... The old King Liberty USN models where professional models and they can easily be had cheap enough that even if you sent the trupet out for a complete restoration you would still be well under a $1000 for a pro-trumpet. I would keep all my options open and really think long and hard about why you want a pro-trumpet as in what will it do for me or what do I want it to do for me this way you know exactly what you are looking for in a trumpet. Each brand and each design is going to have a slightly different sound,slotting will very greatly as will the timber etc...... So what exactly is it that you current trumpet will not do that you expect a pro-trumpet to do for you? I am just asking so I have an idea of what it is specificly that you are looking for in the trumpet. What do you like about your current trumpet? What do you hate? What would you change about it if you could change anything? What have you tried from your peer's and friends that worked well for you so far?