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Bach TR200S
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100% of reviewers $793.33 8.0


.459" medium-large bore, 4-3/4" two-piece bell with rim wire, Monel metal pistons with two-point nylon valve guides and enclosed barrel-shaped bronze valve springs, one-piece Stradivarius-style brass valve casing, first valve slide thumb hook, adjustable third valve slide finger ring and stop mechanism, two waterkeys, nickel silver tuning slide receivers and trim, engraved bell, silver-plated finish, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, wood shell case.
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Bore (inch): 0.459
Bell (inch): 4.750
Bell Type: 2 Piece
Website: http://www.selmer.com/
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Review Date: 1/31/2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $550.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Great First Horn, almost a Strad, Good value
Cons: Doesn't have the STRAD logo

My parents bought me this horn, as my first serious trumpet when I was a freshman in high school. I had the horn professionally modified (valve alignment, cleaned up some solder marks, etc.), and it plays great.

I'm now in college, and sill use this horn for Marching band (mandatory for music majors), and have now added a Strad for my serious music. It is nice to have a similar feel as my good, reliable TR200
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Review Date: 5/9/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $480.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Good valves, great slides, wonderful lower-register tone
Cons: Not very free-blowing, somewhat "dead" sound

My horn is roughly ten years old. I've had it for two of those years. It replaced an ancient Conn 20B. Initially, I considered this trumpet to be pretty nice all around. However, after borrowing one of my school's Yamaha YTR 4325s, I'm not so impressed. The slides on the Bach are better but overall the Yamaha is just superior, even though new they would have been roughly the same price.

I'd recommend this horn IF you aren't intending to be really serious. I wouldn't pay the new price for it, but $600 or less is a good price for one like mine. For more serious students, it might make a good backup, but I wouldn't recommend it as a primary horn.

Note that Bach's Stradivarius line is often accused of being inconsistent. If this applies to the TR200 as well, then I may have a clunker, so I definately recommend trying before you buy if you have that option.
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Review Date: 11/17/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,350.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Brilliant high register, full dark lower register
Cons: Not very free-blowing, if you try to blow through it, it becomes blatty and distorted

I bought this horn during my freshman year in high school (7 years now). It was my primary horn for everything: marching band, orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz band. It worked universally. It was able to work in all kinds of settings. I've played many different horns (Martin Committee, Bach Strad, Kanstul, etc.) since then and I can always feel comfortable having this as a back-up. If anything were to happen to my Committee, I would be devastated, but I wouldn't be out of a job.

Remember, it's not the horn -- it's mostly the player. The trumpet is a piece of brass, it's your job to make it sound the way it does.
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