This might seem a bit of an unusual request for advice, however. I play Tenor Horn in a small community band which is struggling to find a BBflat Bass player. As there are four horn players, we’ve been asked if one of us might like to try the BBflat Bass. I’m considering taking up the “challenge” and having a go, but I’m wondering how difficult it would be to transfer. The mouthpiece looks a bit scary as it seems to swallow the lower face. Are notes produced in the same way as with other brass instruments? That is, are they tongued, as with the Horn, or are they blown with mighty puffs of exploding lips? What would be a recommended mouthpiece? On the Horn, I use a Heritage 2A. Any sensible advice would be welcome even if it’s – “leave the beast alone” and I thank you in anticipation.