Ok here is my story I played an Olympus for awhile then my niece decided she wanted to learn trumpet. While she continued to play and practice her tone began to improve. I hate to say it but her sound is better than mine..yhea I might know more fingerings and have a better range but if you were to match she would blow me away and she is 11!!!! I am very proud of her. Her improvement makes me practice even more. Ok back to subject..after the Olympus I went with an Phaeton 2030 which is a beautiful horn but after playing for awhile it was not the one for me. I have gone with the Bach Strad 180s37 and so far I am loving it...when my niece and I play duets I finally blend, it sounds beautiful..being 41 and playing a duet with my 11 year old niece I have to say I give her the respect as 1st trumpet. My biggest thing now is getting her to keep her finger tips on the finger buttons. I notice she has a habit of having her fingers "float" while playing........Manny if you are reading this do you have any excersices that might help with this???