Re: i want to upgrade
i'll pass on to you the advice i've been given... i've been warned of "selmer snobs", and i've been told that some colleges are particular of your horn. my director is a selmer snob and if he doesn't like you or your horn, you can pretty much assume you aren't going to do well..
you may want to consider sticking with the more common saxophone brands (yamaha, selmer, yanigasawa, or keilwerth), and try out tons of saxes before you make your desicion. who knows? maybe you'll find one you like even better than the cannonball.