- Key: A#
- Length: 65″
- Bell: 3.75″
- Mouthpiece: Canary, Shedua, Zebrawood
- Back pressure: Very strong
- Skill level: Intermediate-Advanced
A# is one of the most mesmerizing and meditative keys. It just takes you to a different place right when you hear and feel the drone. This one would be better for someone who has played a bit as it would be trickier for the ultimate beginner. It has really strong back pressure where you barely have to blow into it to get and maintain a strong drone. Once you get the feel for this one the possibilities are endless. It is so strong in an ambient style but allows for really fast rhythmic play as well which sounds so cool in such a deep key. The overtones are so clear and easy as well with its dense thicker walls. Vocals really stand out on this one as there is so much resonance they can sound like they are coming from different places and travel well up and down the stalk. This one had a ton of bug activity which equals lots of turquoise inlays! It also has some really interesting wood grain that I found in many of the stalks around this area that looks like it has almost been twisted. Also has some really dark and light beautiful pigments in the grain. If you are looking to explore the deeper keys this would be such a great fit at a great price!