Posted by Sean Chisham on December 28, 1998 at 09:52:46:
In Reply to: CC vs BBb posted by B. John on December 28, 1998 at 01:55:15:
Currently, most of the better instruments are pitched in CC. Why this is true historically I am not sure. Some people have said it to be due to fingering combinations in orchestestral playing where the prodominate key signatures are in sharp keys. Others have said it to be due to a compactness in the sound of CC instruments. These are probably the some of the same reasons orchestral trumpeters use C trumpets.
Personally, I picked CC because the manufacturers make much better CC instruments than BBb.
There are several pros who use BBb though. John Cradler, Ross Tolbert, Everett Gillmore, and many German players use BBb as their main horn.
Which one is better for you? That is something for you to decide. For me, it is CC.