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Author Topic: Rath R8 - to buy or not to buy  (Read 316 times)
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« on: Mar 19, 2017, 02:22PM »

Hello
I have been playing a Rath R900 double plug for about 9 months now, having only taken up bass trombone about a year ago from tuba.
I thought the double plug a good idea in case I ever needed a second valve but I rarely use it. Also the instrument is heavy and I'm thinking of going back to a single plug instrument . Yes I can downgrade but I'm prepared to upgrade and go for the English made
R8 single plug. Apart from money has anybody any comments they would like to make about such a switch?
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 20, 2017, 03:11AM »

Hi Merv,
An R8 can be a very attractive trombone. It will look pretty and feel great to play. It will not make you a better player though. I am using a double (R9) and single (R8) setup. The R8 is a lot lighter and you will get a massive list of options so you can build a unique instrument. More than anything you get the joy of owning a hand crafted beautiful instrument.... downside... you have to pay for it  Evil
If you want to go for it I can talk about options via PM if you want.

Chris Stearn
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Still cannot think of anything better to do. Back on an old 1 1/2G again !
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