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Bach 198 Limited Edition 6/6 Stradivarius Bb Trumpet

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This is a near mint Bach 198 Limited Edition 6/6 Stradivarius Bb Trumpet from 2000! This is probably the best looking 198 in existence since the trumpet doesn’t look like it’s been touched since it was bought new! There are very very minimal tarnish and light scratches, but the horn is as close to new as they come! And believe it or not, it plays as well as it looks! It has a great big focus sound with plenty of zing that you might be missing from just a 37, and the wizards at Bach made this horn sing! S/N 0068 indicating this was one of the first ones made out of the limited production of the 2000 for this specific model! Don’t miss your shot to pick this up! Message for more photos!

The limited edition Vintage Bach Stradivarius Model 6 trumpet actually dates back to the first quarter of the 20th century. During his lifetime, the noted musician and engineer Vincent Bach (1890-1976) researched and developed countless instrument designs. After much experimentation he built his first trumpet in 1924. While today the Bach model 180S37, based on the #37 bell flare and #25 lead pipe, stands as the world’s most popular trumpet, such was not the case during Vincent’s lifetime. In the period 1927-1930 Bach trumpets based on a #6 bell flare and #6 leadpipe were all the rage. Famous musicians such as Harry Glantz, George Mager, F.E. Olds, Elden Benge, and mouthpiece maker Frank Zottola at one time owned one of these Bach models. The Selmer Company pays tribute to this popular model by using it as the basis for its limited edition Vintage Bach Stradivarius trumpet. In recreating the 1930’s look, the Vintage will incorporate hex-style slide pull knobs and wider bracing than found on today’s standard models. A longer mouthpiece receiver embraces the Bach Mt. Vernon look. A handsome silver-plated finish with gold-plated trim and distinctive engraving will protect and adorn the instrument. Like all Bach Stradivarius trumpets the Vintage will feature on-piece bell construction. Hand hammering converts sheets of special brass into trumpet bells. Several times throughout the manufacturing process the bells are annealed in high temperature ovens to soften the metal and relieve stress. During the spinning state a piece of wire is place din to the bell rim. Lead soldering of the bell rim wire adds clarity to and solidifies the sound. Although a #6 bell might sound slightly brighter than a #37 due to the shape of the flare, use of a gold brass bell in the Vintage eliminates that edge. Gold brass contains a higher copper content than standard yellow brass, making the bell softer and dampening vibrations for a warmer tone quality. Based on the popular .459″ medium-large bore, the Vintage will be comfortable to play and focus. Incorporation the #6 lead pipe, which generally feels slightly more restrictive than the standard #25 lead pipe that most of today’s musicians are used to, recreates the sound and feel of a popular 1930-era Bach trumpet. Utilizing a lightweight body and bell enhances the instrument’s quick response.

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