Had the opportunity to play 5 Cannonball tenors at my local dealer. 4 Big Bells and 1 Vintage Reborn, all different finishes. The Gerald Albright Big Bell in black nickel spoke to me, repeatedly. I've been told that the finish of a horn has little to do with the sound, but my ears were fooled by the black nickel. Traded in my VR alto and walked out with the tenor that spoke to me. Played that evening at an open mic and gave the horn (and me) an A+ for the mellow smooth sound. Good to be back in the tenor fold.