I'm new here - 60 year old coming back to play. I played a second hand Olds Ambassador (I think) until I bought a Getzen 300 back in the mid 70's. Anyway I've been playing in a 45 piece band with 5 other trumpets for the past 4 years. All community band level. About 25% of the time I play lead. I'm still playing the Getzen 300 for all these years - usually a Bach 5C MP but I have the 7C which I play as well. Time for something better in a trumpet, I've tried others horns, mostly Yamaha 4335 or 3335s. I do very much notice the difference although I really like the Getzen 300 valves - still smooth after all these years.
I'll likely continue to play for the next 15-20 years. So I was thinking of a good one. I can get my hands on a Yamaha Xeno or Bach 180-37 pretty easily. Other models that are fairly easy to get are lesser Yamahas and Bachs. I've not seen a Getzen 900 0r 907s but they are on my list.
I expect to play community band level and equivalent level jazz with another band. I can afford this level of instrument but what do you advise? Xeno? 8310Z? Bach Strad? Getzen? And if Getzen which one 900 or 907s?
I know its like asking what haircut would I like - try all of them; but that is impractical as I can't get to all of them where I live. So I'd really be interested in your views. If you were me what would you do?