I am a tuba player and never paid much attention to the eupohium. Please forgive you euph loyalists. But just lately I saw a couple of demos on You Tube.I lived the sound of the horns and they peaked my interest. I have read that in Great Briton the euponium is favored over the tuba. Is that true? And why? It seems to me that the euponium is not much different than a baritone. Can someone enlighten me how a eupohium can take the place of a tuba in a band or orchestra. The reason that I am asking is that I like the sound of it but I don't know how I would use it. Will it play low enough and full enough to play a bass line in a group?