I know, it's hard to believe that a trumpet player can have sympathy for anyone, but I do have sympathy for the less fortunate.
I really do feel for those who have to use multiple Bb trumpets to achieve their best.
As an owner of Harrelson trumpets since October 2008, I have no need to own multiple Bb trumpets.
I have, at present, a couple other working Bb's, a fairly well preserved late 50's Conn 10B with Coprion bell, and
a modified Getzen 300. I would feel comfortable gigging on either in a pinch. I keep them around just for amusement,
not for using regularly. Sometimes I play the Conn just to remind me how good it is compared with it's peers, but yet,
how far advanced my Harrelson Summit is in comparison. I use the Getzen as an a "mule" for experimenting with various mods.
I'm very glad that I can do everything I want to and need to with my Summit in any genre.
I wish more of my fellow TM'ers could experience the "freedom" of not being limited by their instrument, but just
by their skills.
If you are ever passing through my corner of Minnesota, send me a PM and I'd be happy to let you try my Summit Bb and
Bravura C. Or, treat yourself to a trip to Harrelson trumpets in St. Paul.