I posted a thread titled John Packer Cornets a few weeks ago. Thanks for all of the input, it was really interesting how views led from one thing to another. Having decided that a step up cornet might not be what I needed I decided to try a few new large bore models. The first was a Geneva Symphony, which looked to be very well engineered and felt really nice. The sound (remember I am a returning player after a long lay off) was rich and the instrument was easy to blow and the valves felt really good. The second was a 928 G Sovereign. The tone was really rich and the instrument felt good to hold. I nearly ended my search there but I tried a Yamaha Neo. Again a really nice instrument feeling lighter (maybe just me) than the others. For me it lacked the richness in tone of the Sovereign and the Symphony. So my mind was made up - a 928G Sovereign, that was until I, by chance, had a go on an old 921 Sovereign. Wow, it felt like I was holding something really solid, the valves felt amazing and the tone was really rich. I couldn't believe that it was made in the 1980s. After a bit of negotiation I am now the proud owner of a 921 and I've saved some cash! It has a few scuffs but looks really good for its age - built in 1981. I am thinking of having it completely refurbished. Does anyone know if you can fit a modern trigger instead of the ring on the third valve slide? Thanks again to everyone who contributed to my last post.