Tenor Trombone with F attachment by Packer (Michael Rath design open-wrap design)
Nick Hudson- Brass Band Trombonist and Teacher
I have to be honest again here and say that I was somewhat sceptical about the JP332O RATH when it arrived. I knew nothing about the instrument, the cost, the target market and knowing it was manufactured in China I had the usual misconceptions. However, having lived with it for three weeks I can say (and before you say it, I'm not getting a years supply of tuning slide grease for this review!) that I have been completely bowled over by this instrument. We have here an instrument which compares very favourably to today's Conns and Bachs for a mere fraction of the price. I would have no hesitation using this instrument in any solo engagement, ensemble recital or recording. The collaboration between Mick Rath and John Packer has raised professional trombone manufacture to a new level... at an extremely affordable price. What's not to like?