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on its way to the USA: 2-rotor JP-Rath bass trombone

Postby bloke » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:14 pm

If you've played the single-rotor John Packer/Rath (model 233) bass trombone, noticed that the quality/sound/playing characteristics are beyond those found in "your fathers' Chinese bass trombones", but wished it were a 2-rotor instrument, the 2-rotor version is on the boat.

Pricing has not been determined, but I don't advertise below-M.A.P. pricing anyway, so that's somewhat moot.

Likely, the first shipment will sell fast, and (as with any first shipment) the quantity will surely be limited.

fwiw, my section-mate, Ed Morse, (whose tenor is the Alessi model Edwards) plays the single-rotor version JP-Rath bass...a REALLY nice sound.

https://www.mvsu.edu/Dr-Edward-Morse
http://www.morsebone.com/live/
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Re: on its way to the USA: 2-rotor JP-Rath bass trombone

Postby Mark Finley » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:16 pm

I played the single rotor version, and can't wait to try the double. If it's as good as I think it will be, it will be a game changer. The Single rotor horn was incredible
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Re: on its way to the USA: 2-rotor JP-Rath bass trombone

Postby bloke » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:43 pm

58mark wrote:I played the single rotor version, and can't wait to try the double. If it's as good as I think it will be, it will be a game changer. The Single rotor horn was incredible


yep...
These sound really nice, and tease me inton considering (but no...just no) picking up the bass trombone yet again.
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Re: on its way to the USA: 2-rotor JP-Rath bass trombone

Postby pauvog1 » Mon May 01, 2017 7:48 am

Is it a dependent or independent rotor system?
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Re: on its way to the USA: 2-rotor JP-Rath bass trombone

Postby bloke » Mon May 01, 2017 11:17 am

pauvog1 wrote:Is it a dependent or independent rotor system?


1/ Candidly, I haven't seen one, as they have not yet arrived on this side of the pond.
2/ The trend seems to be that dependent systems have become "specialty", whereas independent systems have become "default"...so I would greatly wager on independent.
3/ The single-rotor model has left a wide-open "hole" to install a #2 independent rotor assembly (see picture).

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Re: on its way to the USA: 2-rotor JP-Rath bass trombone

Postby Eflatdoubler » Mon May 01, 2017 9:09 pm

I have a few students looking for a bass trombone and would love more info when you know the setup and price. I noticed the tenor picture has a lightweight slide, is there a regular weight offered or is it a fixed setup? I am still thinking about that JP F tuba...
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Re: on its way to the USA: 2-rotor JP-Rath bass trombone

Postby Mark Finley » Thu May 04, 2017 10:34 am

This should answer the question about if it is independent or not

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Re: on its way to the USA: 2-rotor JP-Rath bass trombone

Postby pauvog1 » Thu May 04, 2017 2:22 pm

Thank you Joe and Mark!
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