View Full Version : Need SHOP CARD bore info...Strad ser# 66,479

07-31-2010, 03:55 PM
Hey...I have a Bach Strad serial# 66,479. It is marked "L" bore....however, it has been replated and buffed, and I am worried that it may have been "ML", but the "M" was buffed out. The only reasons I have to think this are the fact the the "L" isn't perfectly centered in the middle of the casing, and that a 2nd slide from another "ML" Strad that I have fits in the "L" bore horn quite nicely, which seemed strange to me.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

08-08-2010, 04:27 PM
You can measure the bore of the second valve slide port opening, and that would tell you the bore of the horn. Most likely it is a L bore, as it would be hard to buff off a letter... You can always contact Conn Slemer in Elkhart, IN and politely ask for a copy of the shop card of your trumpet...