After borrowing Mike Dodds virtuoso for last years Butlins and liking it enormously, I persuaded my band (Yorkshire Imps) to find me one and trade in my Besson 967 GS. Dave Moore advertised one on e-bay and we won the bid, after 4 weeks use (Starting on St. Magnus) I have to say the trumpet sounds great with the higher register sounding easier. But..... The overall finish of the instrument is poor, week 1 saw a first slide water key drop off, easy fix. week 2 saw the whole trigger assembly fall off due to poor design on the 5mm thick weak bracket. It's now a standing joke within the band at what's next. The pipework is poorly routed and the main slide is so slack that you can wobble it when fully pushed home. Being an engineer myself, it looks like it was knocked up in a garden shed! I'm glad it was'nt my money. But..... It plays beautifully Any comments anyone?.... Mr Riggett perhaps? Adrian Nurney Yorkshire Imps.