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bachloyalist
02-11-2010, 09:20 PM
from my email today.




I was a member of the 2nd Inf. Bn. Band in Boston Mass in 1947... I was issued a Back Strad trumpet. It did not appear to be as long as a regular trumpet but was not a coronet. It played like a dream. Can you tell me something about this horn and where I might be able to purchase one.

bachloyalist
02-12-2010, 01:29 PM
I guess I'm not sure what it would be if it was shorter than a trumpet, but not a cormet from that ersa? Was mroe of a larger corner, if so might have been a flugel (cornet style) horn?

Any more details you would share?

Kevinhealey@cox.net
02-12-2010, 02:30 PM
The USMC issue Bach Strad was definately not a flugelhorn.. I could be wrong about the length of the instrument. It was a brass instrument.