This is a question aimed at those special players who have dared to make the move from the traditional top piston valve tubas to the rotary valved variety - and play regularly in Brass Bands! :wink: (Gasp). I'm after buying my first ever rotary BBb. I bought a brand new BBb Sovereign a few years back and sold this on later as it was such a lemon. I hear good things about the York BBb, Yamaha and Wessex designs, although I've always wanted to play and own a rotary valve BBb or front piston valved model. I've had some great advice from Mark (over at MrTuba.com) already and will probably test drive a few over at his place first. So, rotary people - what are the pros and cons of owning and playing a rotary tuba in the band? Or how about if you own and use a front piston valved tuba instead of rotary? I'm told they are 'legal' to use for contesting, etc. Are there any compensation issues to deal with? What models do you play and recommend? They look more comfortable to hold and I'm told to play too, but keen to get insights into this mysterious new, but brave world! Thanks all.