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BBTP
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:39 am    Post subject: Bach Vindabona Reply with quote

Does anyone have any experiences with the Bach 180 MLV? Is it a good all-around horn? I have been offered one to purchase and wondering if to take the opportunity. How does it compare to the traditional bach 180 72*/43 Setup? I would be using it for lead commercial playing and occasional brass quintet, small chamber ensemble playing... Thank you!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MLV is one of my favourite Bach horns... but everyone's different.

Honestly, you just have to try it and see how you like it - if you like it instantly, it's usually worth working with and if you don't like it instantly, it's not worth buying it (it's either a bad one or you just plain don't like that model.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've owned mine since the summer of 1969 and have never regretted buying it. I've used it for everything from big band to chamber music and it's never let me down. I have found that it loves virtually any mouthpiece I put in it. I typically play a Schilke 13A4a, a Curry 5TF, or Bach 1X, but I have used others and everything seems to work. Mine is also one of (if not) the most in tune horns I have ever played. It replaced my Olds Recording as my primary horn when I went to college and I never regretted it.

So, try it, you may like it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:31 pm    Post subject: Bach Vindabona... Reply with quote

Bernie Glow played a Vindabona...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:27 am    Post subject: Re: Bach Vindabona Reply with quote

BBTP wrote:
Does anyone have any experiences with the Bach 180 MLV? Is it a good all-around horn? I have been offered one to purchase and wondering if to take the opportunity. How does it compare to the traditional bach 180 72*/43 Setup? I would be using it for lead commercial playing and occasional brass quintet, small chamber ensemble playing... Thank you!


I have a 180MLV72G/25. It is quite a bit different from the 72 lightweight. Both bell and body are a heavier stock (.025 thickness vs .020 bell on .023 body with the LT180s) so the response is not as light as an LT180 series horn, and the gold brass darkens things a bit further. I have the stock 25 leadpipe, which creates a bit more perceived resistance than a 43, and again, I am told - not so sure on this one, darkens the tone. I think the tuning slide bore difference is almost transparent - all of the other factors are much more significant than the actual tapered crook (if it is significant at all).
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:41 am    Post subject: Re: Bach Vindabona Reply with quote

OldSchoolEuph wrote:
I have a 180MLV72G/25
I have one as well, and much prefer it's dark sound versus other Bach models.
It is heavy indeed (almost a pound more than my lightest Benge) and doesn't
really suit commercial gigs- I prefer Calicchio and Benge.
However, it's perfect for church or brass quintet work, YMMV.
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