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An excellent bass trombone for someone moving from tenor trombone.
Amati is a Czech company that has been in the instrument manufacturing business for 180 years. It is known especially for the quality of its brass instruments and for low prices that meet the needs of student musicians and budget-restricted music departments.
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Comments about Amati ASL 363 Bb/F Bass Trombone:
I marked everything a '5' for features/quality/value/overall. This is because I was unable to objectively test the instrument. The specs mention a .551 bore. While this may be the case, the slide does NOT accept large shank mouthpieces. All of my mouthpieces are large shank, so I was unable to fairly compare it to my own horn. It comes with a mouthpiece, marked 3G. I suppose it's rim is similar to a Bach 3G, but the cup is shallow due to its small shank. Large shank mouthpieces BARELY fit into the slide receiver, and this probably has a devestating acoustic effect. Using the included mouthpiece to play the horn, I got a good impression with response (especially in the trigger range) and sound. It has a nice big, dark sound and an equally nice trigger 'feel' (though the trigger mechanism is a little sluggish). But unless you have a decent tenor/bass mouthpiece with a small shank or a similar Doug Elliott setup, I can't recommend this horn as a large tenor/bass. Hope this helped some!