okay this is just a short thing that happened the other night,
So my wife and I go out to the local Acapulco Restaurant ... they always have a small walk around Mariachi group ( different ones each week). So while we are waiting to be seated Ihear the trumpet player playing really soft except for his occasional flurry. I will note I am no fan of that big vibratto. Still the guy is playing in tune and has this really big sound even when playing soft. As dinner progresses I realise I haven't heard a clam all night.. not a cracked note and it's obvious he has the volume control on his trumpet barely turned on. So they take a break and I just have to check out his set up. First he has to be in his 70's .. so as he walks by I ask him ... he doesn't speak much English but he is more than glad to show me his Getzen Severensen and enjoyed pointing out he was playing on a Bach 1b ... even took it out of his horn to show me ..what a stud.
Now I know it isn't about the equipment but there is something to be said about the trumpet brotherhood and how we love talking about equipment and set ups... not to mention it pumped him up knowing that there was another trumpet player in the restaurant.
Man I dig playing this instrument!