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AMATI AFH 201 Bb Flugelhorn
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AFH 201 AMATI Bb Flugelhorn, compact construction, bore 11.1mm, bell 145mm, tuning slide waterkey, lacquer
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Bore (inch): 0.437
Bell (inch): 5.709
Website: http://www.amati.cz
Keywords: AFH 201 AMATI Bb Flugelhorn
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Review Date: 5/15/2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $300.00 | Rating: 5 

Pros: Nice price,
Cons: Nothing more then a trumpet on steroids

This is a trumpet, Not a flugelhorn. In order for this to get a semi flugel sound you MUST use the mouthpiece it comes with other wise you get a mellow trumpet sound but not a true flugel sound. I would recomend this to a young student looking to darken their sound.
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Review Date: 9/13/2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: $200.00 | Rating: 5 

Pros: Good, mellow tone
Cons: Clunky valves

The other reviewer is insane. This IS a flugelhorn (obviously, from the photo), and the mouthpiece it comes with is crap. With a v-shaped Wick or Curry mouthpiece, it has an excellent, mellow tone. Unfortunately, the valves are slow and clunky -- enough to be a real problem. That keeps me from recommending this horn.
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Review Date: 12/25/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $173.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: I use a Bach 7c Fl mouthpiece with mine with a coronet adapter as the Bach taper is a bit small. But it sounds like a flugelhorn to me. Obviosly not the greatest Flugel but my valves work fine. Very good for a cheap Flugelhorn Good for jazz. I would reco
Cons: Without slide levers and spit valve on 1st and 3rd slides. But I prefer it without spit valves anyway.

Good horn for someone who wants a basic Flugel horn to get by on for jazz and ballads. Does have a good flugel horn sound.But marginal depending on mouthpiece.
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Review Date: 12/26/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $184.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: lightweight, good balance, nice deep lyrical sound.
Cons: Not as dark sounding as other flugelhorns. But good blow for the money.

The valves on mine are not slow and clunky! I had a professional valve alignment done on it and replaced the springs with wider stiffer ones, really smooth them out. This is a good student flugel or for an advanced player that doesn't get to play it alot that's on a budget. Amati instruments are real sleepers and need to be known. the czecs have been making fine instruments way before we did! People think that you have to spend alot to get alot, some higher priced horns I've played were no better.
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Review Date: 11/5/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $200.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Nice basic flugel, if you just want one to get by on. I use a yamaha 12fd3 mouthpiece on mine and it fits very well and gives that nice flugely sound not to dark and throaty but light and lyrical. my valves work fine when I put better springs in them. ( t
Cons: no water keys but intonation and resistance better with out one. no third valve slide lever adjust.

good flugel
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Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Review Date: 8/10/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $250.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Excellent price point, light horn
Cons: Case looks and feels cheap

I bought one of these as a backup flugel in case I had a gig and my other was in the shop. Plays very nicely. I use a Bach 10 1/2 A FL mouthpiece and the sound is very very nice. Played a solo on it one night and a band director was shocked when I showed him the bell. He was convinved I was playing a high dollar Kanstul or the like. I would say this is an excellent horn for a beginning student to experience a flugel, or an inexpensive insurance policy for a working pro. I have since sold mine to clear out space for the next horn I plan to buy.
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