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Bach 198 "Limited Edition Vintage Strad"
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Limited Edition Vintage Bach Stradivarius Trumpet

The new limited edition Vintage Bach Stradivarius trumpet actually dates back to 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 lead pipe 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 a 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.


A longer mouthpiece receiver embraces the classic Mt. Vernon look. Like all Bach Stradivarius trumpets the Vintage will feature one-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 stage a piece of wire is placed into 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. Incorporating 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.

Only 2,000 of this limited edition Bach trumpet (model number 198) will be built.
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Bore (inch): 0.459
Bell (inch): 4.8125
Bell Type: 1 Piece
Bell Mtl.: Gold Brass
Valves: 3, Monel
Website: http://www.bachbrass.com
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Review Date: 7/11/2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $2,100.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Intonation right on, nice and bright
Cons: A little restrictive at first, but easy to get used to

 
What a beautiful horn. A little more resistance than I was used to, but it didn't take long to overcome that. Since then, I have not been able to put this horn down. Great bright sound...slots great in all registers...just a lovely horn all around.
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Anonymous
Review Date: 3/13/2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $3,100.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Everything
Cons: Trying to find one after a year!

 
This horn, I received during March 2004. After playing on a Yamaha for 6 years, I finally jumped up and bought a nice horn. This horn is absolutely beautiful, and just that. Best horn I have played period. Comes with a very nice case also. If there are still some out there, definately jump for it, you won't be sorry. I have been told however that Bach decided to stop production at 1,500 instead of 2k!
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Anonymous
Review Date: 8/23/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great tone colour, bright sound,response
Cons: low register intonation not good enough

 
Out looking is very beautiful. rich and bright tone colour, great response, less resistance,a great horn, I am very enjoy to play it.
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Anonymous
Review Date: 11/21/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $2,775.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: rsponsive, slots easily
Cons: very very bright, posssible negative

 
Excellent horn love mine, tried loads of strads but settled on this because it is so easy to slot the high notes. Has a bright beuitiful sound, there is more resistance in the lead pipe but this works for me. Highly reccomend, but not really if your into free blowing low resistance horns.
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Anonymous
Review Date: 2/21/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $2,500.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: very clean sound, works well with different styles of music
Cons: heavier than my previous horn

 
My parents bought this horn for me when I was a sophomore in high school to replace my severely damaged Bach student model, and the difference was huge. The store I went to had a large selection of horns that they allowed me to try and we all decided that I sounded best on this one. It was honestly probably too much trumpet for my skill level, but at least there was plenty of room for me to grow!
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Review Date: 7/19/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $3,100.00 | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: FOR SALE #6
Cons: none

 
this is by far the best trumpet i have ever had, so i bought 3 of them. So now since I have no need for 3, im selling one. THe serial number 803 and it has nver been played, im offering it for sale on ebay so check it out or if your interested call Charles at 270-300-3642.

$2600 +60 shipping with insurance.

comes in perfect untouched condition with a gold number bach mouthpeice.
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Review Date: 2/17/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
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I need one of this model for my boss, have you a new one for me?
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