Hi peeps, A thought has come to mind - doesn't happen very often so I'll make the most of it. From browsing through the forums it seems to me that the Besson Sovereign seems to rank probably top of the popularity stakes when it comes to instrument choice. However, with the sale of Besson etc. it's difficult to know whether Besson will continue to hold it's high spot in Brass Banding. What do you use? I've heard Smith & Watkins are good. Anyone here playing one? Having tried a Getzen (and got on surprisingly well with it) I guess that is an option. How about Yamaha? And many others I guess I haven't mentioned. So, what do you play? Fight the corner for your instrument manfacturer!