Visiting Boston last night I had the opportunity of talking with a few kids Berkelee College of Music. The discussion was a need for practice instruments or not. Well, they went on and on about having a back up horn or two or three to beat up for practicing and one goo-one for performances. My comment to them was if they get used to playing the practice horns then how they gonna ever get the marriage down pat with their true love numeos unos horn? She gonna not like sharing la cama con el puta!! lol! I don't know man, I just don't get it. I think some of the greats like Contrane, Lovano or Getz like only one horn and that all they practice and play. Why these kids think they gotta have a YTS-62 for putting around when they got a top of the line Keilwerth Shadow or mint Conn 10M? They so different inn power and tone to a student horn. I think maybe bad habits gonna carry over to he good horn and punish them for it. I can see buying maybe something that sounds different like soprano or alto but do you really need three tenors?