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Re: Concert Tuba
There are many pro orchestras in Europe that mandate rotary valves on all valved brass instruments because it's smoother and more "authentic" to what the original instruments sounded like/needing to do all slurs on lips.
Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
There are many pro tuba players who loathe rotary tubas because they have slower action which leads to sloppier articulation. I am looking at replacing all of my rotary valve tubas with pistons over the next few year (they are getting due to be replaced anyways).