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Similarly, the bell key guards are little more than stout wire cages - with no provision for adjusting the bumper felts once they've been fitted.
This isn't such a big deal though, it's generally a one-time job anyway.
I freely admit to being a fan of modern instruments - I like the slickness of the action, the free blowing feel, the relative neutrality of tone - something which many vintage horns lack.*1980 - 1986 serial numbers are for student trumpet and cornets only.Other cup mouthpiece serial numbers are not available at this time.Later models were more 'extensively engraved', which led to its other nickname..Naked Lady.Rumour has it that the more of the lady you can see, the better the model...
This is no bad thing, if what they lack are the things you don't much like in modern horns, but the 10M excels in that it combines the best of both worlds.