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An excellent horn for an affordable price.
Amati is a Czech company that has been in the instrument-manufacturing business for 180 years. The company is known especially for the quality of their brass instruments and for low prices that especially meet the needs of student musicians and budget-restricted music departments. The ABB-221 is a full-sized tuba of good quality for a price that makes it an excellent value. Includes silver-plated mouthpiece.
Key of BBb. 4/4 size, .640" bore, 15-3/4" bell, 3 valves, lacquer finish.
- Key: BBb
- Size: 4/4
- Bore: .640-inch
- Bell: 15.75-inch
- Bell Material: Yellow Brass
- Bell Position: Upright
- Number of Valves: 3
- Valve Position: Top Action
- Valve Type: Piston
- Valve Material: Stainless Steel
- Features: Bottom Sprung Stainless Steel Valves; Convenient Size Design for Younger Players
- Case: NO
- Mouthpiece: Yes
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Comments about Amati ABB 221 Series 3-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:
The demonstration model that I tested had almost frozen valves, but other than that I think the sound wouldn't have changed much. You couldn't get the sound to break up, which is a great thing in a student tuba, and you also couldn't get it to "rip", which is good for later tuba students. The tuba wasn't as agile as I would have liked though. It was light and small compared to the towering Yamaha YBB-201, and it was easy to carry. Overall, a good student horn.