Hi everyone, Myself and my brother are in a bit of a pickle. We're shortly going to be buying new instruments - him a flugel, me a euph. Jack has been playing an old Vincent Bach, and has tried a Yamaha (I think a Maestro) and a "Bobby Shew". At the moment he likes the Bobby Shew the best, but our teacher/conductor has told him it is strictly for dance band, and he won't allow him to use it in the brass band if he buys it. So Jack is unhappy. Is this true? If it is really unsuitable then he may go for the Vincent Bach, but it was our teacher that mentioned the Bobby to begin with. Does anyone else use it in brass band? Is this acceptable? :? :? :? As for me, I have only played on 3 valved non compensating student euphs so far. I would like a decent instrument that will last so probably a Maestro or a Sovreign. There are no Sovreigns available at any of our suppliers, but there will probably be a Maestro. I have never played either, but I will try before I buy. Any tips - is the Maestro worth going for or should I wait for the Sovreign? Please help - I know I can count on you!