I have an interesting question, especially for those of y'all who teach trumpet at the university level. I'm not currently in the market for a Bb per se, but I plan on owning a different one by the time I head off to grad school in two years. I have tested several different horns at stores and ones that belong to friends, and one horn that sticks out to me is the Cannonball 789RL. As I'm not in the thick of a search for a new horn, I haven't played it enough to fall in love with it, just enough to peak my interest. Anyways, in a perfect world auditions would be 100% based on playing, but I'm sure that's not always the case. If I was to walk in to an audition with a Barbara Butler, Ray Mase, etc. holding a Cannonball trumpet or some other random brand that isn't Bach, Yamaha, Schilke, etc. would that hurt my chances of being accepted? How much does image come into play in an audition setting, specifically a graduate school audition (since that's my next big milestone)?