I've been looking into buying a new trumpet and i've discussed it with another trumpet player in my school. I play on a student trumpet that was made in 1976 and is all beat up. I told her that I was looking at a bach strad and that I had played one. I loved it and thought that it made my sound better and was easier to slot on. She said that there couldn't be a difference difference and it doesn't matter what horn you play on. Her philosophy was that it shouldn't matter what horn you play on if you were good. While I agree that good trumpet players can generally pick up any horn and play good on it, this doesn't make sense why she would say there is NO difference. I do constanly practice and am trying to get better but I feel that my horn is holding me back compared when I play a better horn. What are your thoughts?