I put the down payment on the Getzen 381 Bb silver cornet today! The music store is ordering it for me. I have bought horns before but not as much thought had gone into a purchase until now. I'm really starting to concentrate on the type of musician I am now (average) compared to where I want to be. Substituting my student conn 20a with to this getzen will i hope go a long way in helping me to not only gain confidence but have better tone. Everyone on this forum have also given me some suggestions for which direction I should go in improving my playing. What I really need is private lessons but I have to live within my budget so. I also browse the internet for free help in technique. I really appreciate everyone's help and suggestions. Wish me luck on Tuesday playing in our concert with the Harry James piece and Peagant.