Bach Trombones – Models

Bach Trombones – Models

Vincent Bach Trombone Models

Through the years there have been just a few primary models manufactured by Vincent Bach and related companies. This list of both primary and special edition trombones are the best list we’ve been able to compile

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Trombone Models – Stradivarius (Alto)

Model Description
Model 1 <image wanted> Exteremely limited production model. Produced in Mt. Vernon era. (6 produced)
Model 2
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Produced in New York era.
Model 3
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Was a custom model.
Model 39

0.468″ / 6.500″

 

Key Eb
Bore .468″ medium bore
Bell 6.5″ one-piece yellow brass bell
Slide standard chrome-plated nickel silver seamless inner slide, brass outer slide, nickel silver handgrip.The Model 39 Professional Alto Trombone

Trombone Models – Stradivarius (Tenor)

Model Description
Model 4

0.468″ / 7.000″

Medium-Small Bore slide (0.468″) with a medium-small bore bell. An excellent instrument for small orchestras where only two brasses, trumpet, trombone are in the ensemble. This trombone has a most perfect intonation and responds beautifully to muting. The tone is compact, brilliant and free from thinness, commonly termed “nasal twang.” The Model 4 has been especially designed for players with a delicate embouchure to enable them to play the entire register, particularly the high notes, with the utmost ease.For engagements in hotels, restaurants, small bedrooms and other places where the requirements are usually for subdued music, this instrument will be found thoroughly desirable and suitable.Also a reference to a Stradivarius 4 .468/.485 7.5 Dual bore.
Model 5
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 Model 6

0.485″ / 7.000″

Medium Bore slide (0.485″) with a medium bore bell. There were actually 7 variations on the model 6. These variants were different combinations of tuning slide, tuning slide tubes, and the bell size. These were labeled as follows on the bell:6
6II
6III
6IV – More Common
6IV/V
6VI
6VII – More Common
Model LT6  0.485″/ 7.000″  MODEL LT6 BACH STRADIVARIUS TENOR TROMBONE
Key of Bb, .485″ small bore, 7″ one-piece yellow brass bell, chrome-plated nickel silver seamless inner slide, lightweight nickel silver outer slide, nickel silver handgrip, tubular nickel silver body braces, removable gold-plated balance weight, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, deluxe wood shell case.
 Model 8

0.490″ / 7.000″

 Medium Bore slide (0.490″), a fraction larger than the model “6” with a medium bore bell slightly larger than the model “6” bell.Of similar construction to the previous model, with a fuller and more mellow tone. For theatre and concert orchestras and full sized dance bands.
Model 8ii More than likely the 8ii was later simplified to the model 8
Model LT8  0.490″ / 7.000″ Key of Bb, .490″ small bore, 7-1/2″ one-piece yellow brass bell, chrome-plated nickel silver seamless inner slide, lightweight nickel silver outer slide, nickel silver handgrip, tubular nickel silver body braces, removable gold-plated balance weight, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, deluxe wood shell case.
Model 12  0.500″ / 7.500″ Key of Bb, .500″ medium bore, 7-1/2″ one-piece yellow brass bell, chrome-plated nickel silver seamless inner slide, brass outer slide, nickel silver handgrip, tubular nickel silver body braces, removable gold-plated balance weight, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, deluxe wood shell case.
Model 16

0.495/0.510″ / 7.000″

Medium Large Duo Bore (0.490/0.510″) with a medium large bore bell.Full, mellow tone of great volume and a free response and chief features of this trombone. Suitable for larger theatre orchestras and for symphony performances.
Model LT16

0.509″ / 7.500″

Key of Bb, .509″ medium bore, 7-1/2″ one-piece yellow brass bell, open gooseneck, chrome-plated nickel silver seamless inner slide, lightweight nickel silver outer slide, nickel silver handgrip, tubular nickel silver body braces, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, deluxe wood shell case.
Model V16  0.485″ / 7.500″ Valve trombone
Model 17T 0.500″/0.514″  / 7.000″ Serial number 6.  Never mfg. as a std. model.
Molde 32 Made for the US Army Band in the 1950’s
Model 34  0.522″ / 8.000″ Also known as the Palmer Traulsen model.They were only made at the MtVernon factory, not the prior New York or later Elkhart factory?
Model 36

0.525″ / 8.000″

Medium bore slide (0.525″) with large bore bell.For the first trombone work in large symphony or concert orchestras. Remarkable high register so essential for modern symphony work. Beautiful, broad and sonorous tone, full of life. Abundant tone-volume and carrying power. No risk of over blowing this instrument as there is no player with sufficient power to reach the limit of its fortissimo.
Model 36B  0.525″ / 8.000″ Model 36 with F valve.For 1st and 2nd trombone work in large symphony, opera, or concert orchestras or band. Identical bore (0.525″) and construction as the previous model, but with a rotary valve. By using the “F” valve, the entire chromatic scale down to the pedal notes can be played. “F” valve valve slide can be pulled out to “E”. (See illustration of the Medel 50B trombone)
Stradivarius 36 .525 8
Stradivarius 36B .525 8 F
Stradivarius 36BO .525 8 F
Stradivarius 36K .525 8 F Balanced valve design.
Stradivarius 36C .525 8 F Removable F section.
Stradivarius 36CO .525 8 F
Model 40 0.525″/547″ Dual Bore / 9.000″ Produced during the New York era.
Model 42

0.547″ / 8.500″

All 42 series Bach Stradivarius tenor trombones feature .547″ large bore, 8-1/2″ one-piece yellow brass bell, chrome-plated nickel silver seamless inner slide, brass outer slide, nickel silver handgrip, tubular nickel silver body braces, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, deluxe wood shell case.
Stradivarius 42 .547 8.5 F
Stradivarius 42B .547 8.5 F
Stradivarius 42BO .547 8.5 F
Stradivarius 42K .547 8.5 F Balanced valve design.
Stradivarius 42C .547 8.5 F Removable F section.
Stradivarius 42CO .547 8.5 F

Trombone Models – Stradivarius (Bass)

Model Description
45B 0.547″ / 9.000″ Stradivarius 45B
46 0.562″ It was the model 45, but with a .562 bore slide instead of the standard .547/.562 slide the 45 usually came with. Although it was sold as a 46, the bells were still stamped as 45.
50A  0.562″ /9.500″ All Bach Stradivarius bass trombones feature .562″ large bore, one-piece yellow brass bell, chrome-plated nickel silver seamless inner slide, brass outer slide, nickel silver handgrip, tubular nickel silver body braces, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, deluxe wood shell case.MODEL 50A – 9-1/2″ one-piece yellow brass bell, Hagmann Valve rotor mechanism, open wrap
 Model 50B

0.562″ / 9.000″

9″ bass trombone with F valve.For the 3rd trombonist (bass trombonist) in large symphony, opera, or concert orchestras or bands. Similar in construction to the previous tenor trombone with F valve (F Valve slide can pulled out to E), but has a large sized bell and a large slide bore (0.562). It retains its great, majestic tone to the lowest pedal notes. Indispensable in symphony organizations, this instrument is also recommended for first class concert bands, for its adds sonority and “body” to the brass section.MODEL 50B (Today) – 9-1/2″ one-piece yellow brass bell, traditional rotor mechanism, traditional wrap
Model 50K  0.562″ / 9.500″  All Bach Stradivarius bass trombones feature .562″ large bore, one-piece yellow brass bell, chrome-plated nickel silver seamless inner slide, brass outer slide, nickel silver handgrip, tubular nickel silver body braces, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, deluxe wood shell case.MODEL 50K – 9-1/2″ one-piece yellow brass bell, Balanced Valve® rotor mechanism, open wrap
Model 50T

0.562″ / 9.500″

 All Bach Stradivarius bass trombones feature .562″ large bore, one-piece yellow brass bell, chrome-plated nickel silver seamless inner slide, brass outer slide, nickel silver handgrip, tubular nickel silver body braces, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, deluxe wood shell case.MODEL 50T – 9-1/2″ one-piece yellow brass bell, Thayer ™ Valve rotor mechanism, open wrap
Stradivarius 50B .562 9.5 F
Stradivarius 50BO .562 9.5 F Open wrap.
Stradivarius 50K .562 9.5 F Balanced valve design.
Stradivarius 50B2 .562 9.5 F, Eb
Stradivarius 50B2O .562 9.5 F, Eb Open wrap.
Stradivarius 50B2L .562 10.5 F, Eb
Stradivarius 50B2LO .562 10.5 F, Eb Open wrap.
Stradivarius 50B3 .562 9.5 F, Gb In line valves.
Stradivarius 50B3O .562 9.5 F, Gb Open wrap.
Stradivarius 50K3 .562 9.5 F, Gb Balanced valve design.
Stradivarius 50B3L .562 10.5 F, Gb In line valves.
Stradivarius 50B3LO .562 10.5 F, Gb Open wrap.
Stradivarius 50K3L .562 10.5 F, Gb

Trombone Models – Student Line

Model Description
Mercedes 894  0.510″ / 7.500″ Also as Bundy
894B = F Attachment
Mercedes 836 0.525″ / 8.000″ Also as Bundy
836B = F Attachment
Mercedes 843 Also as Bundy
Mercedes 883  0.515″ / Marching trombone
Model TB200

0.525″ / 8.000″

Key of Bb/F, .525″ medium-large bore, 8″ two-piece yellow brass bell with engraving, F rotor mechanism, ball bearing rotor linkage, traditional wrap, chrome-plated nickel silver seamless inner slide, brass outer slide, chrome-plated handgrip, tubular brass body braces, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, wood shell case.
Model TB300

0.500″ / 8.000″

Key of Bb, .500″ medium bore, 8″ two-piece yellow brass bell, chrome-plated nickel silver seamless inner slide, brass outer slide, chrome-plated handgrip, tubular nickel silver body braces, removable nickel-plated balance weight, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, double-wall case.
Model TB600

0.509″ / 8.000″

“Aristocrat” – .509″ bore, 8″ bell, clear lacquer, Bach 350-12C mouthpiece, 50882 case.

Source: Dr. Jason Oliver, D.M.A., Southeastern Oklahoma State University, various Vincent Bach catalogs

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  1. Andrew Elms
    #1 Andrew Elms 29 July, 2012, 10:33

    Couple of things… The only 46 I have seen had a .525/.547 dual bore slide. Also, my 34 is clearly stamped New York 67, not Mt. Vernon.
    Also, I own two 45s. I have played a couple of others. Not one of them has had a dual bore slide. I’m not sure where it gets the reputation as a dual bore horn, I’ve never seen one.
    Lastly, I have pictures of several of these models, including the Model 1 alto. Horn that I wish that I had purchased….

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  2. Micha van Rooijen
    #2 Micha van Rooijen 1 October, 2013, 04:29

    I happen to have a Bach Model 5 trombone. but i cannot find any information about it. If you want, i can make some pictures of it and send these to you

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