John Surman and Ronnie Ross are two of my favourite bari players, but Pepper Adams too.I read that article Rhys in Coda magazine in the mid 80's. I had a low A V1 at the time but I always was looking out for a low Bb. That article confirmed it plus a big love of Surman and Ronnie Ross on the Conn. I sold the A and bought a low Bb V1 from a BBC bigband bloke the same day. I loved it from first blow and I still play it regularly. The V1 bari is a great horn when set up well particularly the low Bb version which really resonates. I could really do with that low A sometimes though.