Mate who has no online facilities was asking which tuba he should buy from the big three companies that are popular in the UK. James Gourlay has been acknowledged as developing both the recent Sovereign and Yamaha Maestro EEbs. And of course I would be foolish to ignore the Courtois equivalent. Since many tuba players visit this site, which instrument do they think is best and why? It would be great to include many of the rotary models but to be practical I only want to consider the three mentioned above. Thanx for any input!