Posted by Steve K on April 26, 2002 at 18:59:48:
In Reply to: Piston or Rotary posted by Nobody on April 24, 2002 at 14:32:17:
I have both piston and rotary tubas/sousas. I like them both, but I have one comment to add.
My finger position is terrible! I play flat-fingered on the valve buttons because I'm a lazy SOB. I know that I am wearing the one side of my piston valves down because I'm playing them at a slight angle. Because of the flat levers and linkages, you can't play a rotary at a bad angle.
FWIW, the lazy among us will require less maintenance on our rotary horns' valves than our piston horns' valves.