Ricks instrument in Cumberland RI stocks : cannonballs, Antiguas (powerbell and Pro One), Eastman 52nd st, buffet 400, a couple Keilwerths, ... Good place to compare. And at one of their 'shows' which draws players from all around, a few years ago the Power Bell was the big seller! I played three and one was really great. It must have had an exceptionally good set up from the factory or something. But almost anyone would have taken it on a gig. I think the attraction is that an intermediate level player can get a nice big clear tenor sound out of it maybe more easily than out of another model. Who knows. Just a guess. The salesman had been surprised because Cannonballs had always been their big seller.I didn't mean to give the impression Dave had steered me toward the Antigua over his other offerings. In fact, he steered me toward a new Yanagisawa TW01 (previously 901?) and I fully expect I would be much more impressed with the Yani than the Antigua...at a significantly higher price. I think it's safest to call the Antigua an intermediate class tenor, but in my experience it's a bit of an over-achiever. Saxcop mentioned the fact that the Cannonball Big Bell Global tenors have a larger bore than other Taiwanese tenors, and I think my experience with the Antigua bears that out: it seems to use air more efficiently than the Cannonballs I've had. And that's something I appreciate.