Just one of those chats which started on a band bus after a few beers and spiralled upward. Taking ALL things into consideration (including the physical demands of the instrument, the nature of the parts usually written for it etc…) what is, in your opinion, the hardest brass instrument to play? I’ve always said the two sets of players I have the most respect for are soprano players (how on earth do you get a note out of that!?!) and trombonists. (No valves…Eeek!!!!) But I’ve had both sets of players say similar things about BBb Bass, which seems a rather natural instrument to me. What does everyone think?