Simon Cowen, principal trombone of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and trombone tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) recently trialed the new JP332 RATH O Open Wrap Bb trombone and was highly impressed with it. Here's his review of it:
"It was very clear from first blowing the JP3320RATH trombone that it had a very clear, vibrant and open sound. An exciting colour of sounds throughout the register and a real and rare treat being so open in the trigger register. I trialed this trombone in the orchestra in various concerts and recordings from Shostakovich to Brahms and the projection was very easily achievable due to the responsiveness of the instrument.
"I also played the trombone in the brass band and it was here I realised the versatility of the instrument throughout all registers and dynamics. The most important value is that the JP332 RATH O is not out of place amongst other model trombones within the section, being very easy to blend with.
"A very fine model of trombone, perfect for players in whatever field of ensemble. An extremely true and fine blowing trombone suitable for all."