Hi there, I'm after some advice before buying an instrument! Any help/experiences would be great! I'm looking to buy a flugel and I've been doing a spot of research between brands. An option to buy a silver plate Eclipse came up for around £1500, but I'd only ever heard about them through some trumpet player friends, as quite a jazz based brand. So I'm wondering what people think of them in brass bands instead and as general instruments (tuning/general playability etc)? They seem to be based on the Bach Stradivarius flugels (if a Strad were for sale secondhand I'd snatch someone's hand off - my budget is a little below the RRP at the moment) so they look quite nice, but I'v never heard/played an Eclipse before, so I'm asking for your experiences before I book a free trial! Geneva are obviously on the rise, but my last band bought a new set of cornets and a lot of us found them very hard to get on with (funny valves/triggers) - are the flugels any different? There's also an option to buy a Courtois, but I'm a little wary as I'v played a Courtois horn before and just didn't like it (just wasn't the right sound). Thanks guys!