Your not lucky RandyJ. Selmer will once and awhile by accident turn out a horn that plays out of the box, but you can't tell me that they ever send out one that has been set up to perfection. No manufacture does that.RandyJ said:I keep hearing about the poor set-ups on the Reference horns but I';ve not had that experience (maybe it was on some of the first on them that the US received several years ago). Earlier this year when I started trying out many new horns, at four different horn shops, I only played one Reference (a 54) that something was amiss on. And the 36 I got from Paris was and is perfection…or maybe I';m just damn lucky!