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Rath R400 Bb/F Trombone

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The Rath R00 series of trombones bridges the gap between student level instruments and our custom, modular, hand crafted instruments.

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Price £1,412.50 exc. VAT

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The Rath R00 series of trombones bridges the gap between student level instruments and our custom, modular, hand crafted instruments.

Everything that Michael Rath knows about designing and producing trombones has been utilized in creating a series of trombones that are elegant in their simplicity yet economically attainable.

For those looking to progress from a beginner’s instrument to their first professional level trombone the R00 series of instruments is excellent in developing style and technique before progressing to a fully customized trombone.

Unique benefits

  • Whatever your needs, the Rath R00 series of trombones offers a unique combination of the highest level of input of design and craftsmanship in trombones with the production qualities that make Michael Rath trombones famous around the world
  • Featuring a 8.5" Yellow Brass bell and a .547" large bore, this instrument plays beautifully, making it suitable for orchestras, concert or wind bands and brass bands
  • We’ve taken the most successful modular combinations for the Rath R10, R4F and R9 models and created a range of non-modular instruments - the R100 (Bb medium bore 0.500"), R400 (Bb/F large bore 0.547") and R900 (Bb/F/Gb independent valves 0.562")

Supplied with

The R00 trombones are supplied with a lovely fabric covered fibreglass case and a mouthpiece suitable for the instrument.

Specification

  • Model: R400
  • Key: Bb/F
  • Bell Size: Yellow Brass 215.9 (8 1/2")
  • Valves: Rotary Valve 1
  • Bore: Large Bore 13.89mm (.547")
  • Water Key: Lever 1
  • Body: Yellow Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Lyre Box: No
Customer Reviews

1 Review

  • Wow!

    By: ,

    I spent (my wife says "wasted") some time in John Packer's shop today-5 minutes drive/10 minutes walk away- trying out the new Rath R100 and R400. WOW!!! How does the man do it?
    The R400 was such a joy to play, open throughout the range-pedal F to super F and the response at all dynamics was exceptional. The slide and trigger action felt as if the horn had been played in for a few weeks but it was brand new! I was seriously comparing it to my Gen II 88H and I found it difficult to come to terms with the end results. The slide was much better than my Conn slide and it was better than the prototype Yamaha one I use on the 88H; the valve action was slicker and smoother than the Conn and I feel that it played better all round!
    My only criticism was that the yellow brass bell was not to my taste as I prefer the warmer sound of a red brass bell and, strangely, it is supplied without a mouthpiece. The thumb lever has an adjustable or removeable rest bar by the side. It did nothing for me but I can see that there are those out there who would like it.

    The R100 was a similarly interesting horn with a clarity of sound I have rarely found before. The way the notes just seemed to be there without the effort and stress normally accompanying the upper range from high Bb upwards. I was the first to try that trombone and once again, the slide was beautifully smooth. It is the perfect lead trombone.
    It was interesting to compare it to good used R10 which had just come into stock and is in the same price range. I could not decide which I would buy.

    Now I can't wait to try the R900 when it arrives.

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