Tag "Trumpet"

Bach Trumpets – Bell Variations (Sterling Silver)

Sterling silver bells were introduced in the 1992-1993 time frame as a custom configuration from the Elkhart facility. from Bach Stradivarius Trumpets & Bach Stradivarius Trombones brochures (2013) Sterling Plus bells (99.9% pure silver, seamless construction) create a full complement of

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Bach Accessories – Master Mute

This is one of the earliest Bach mutes that I have ever seen.  It is labeled as: MASTER MUTE V.B.C. TRADEMARK Vincent Bach Corp. 237 East 41st Street New York This mute would date from the period of 1922 to

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Serial Numbers – Trumpet

There are multiple sources for the Vincent Bach trumpet on the internet today. We decided to combine into a single timeline reference to better understand the instrument serial numbers vs. the status of the company. We’re always looking for more

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Bach Trumpets – Bell Manufacturing Process

From our collection of images of the trumpet bell manufacturing process used in Elkhart, IN.  This process is different than the traditional hand forming at other trumpet manufacturers, as it uses a pressure forming to make the initial bell shape.

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Bach Accessories – Valve Protector (1925)

A good example of the various accessories sold by Vincent Bach early in the history of Vincent Bach Corporation.  Always looking for actual images, please contact us through the header if you have one of these. Bach Valve Protector for

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Bach Trumpets – Models

Vincent Bach Trumpet 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 trumpets are the best list we’ve been able to compile.

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Bach Trumpets – Bell Variations

Vincent Bach – Trumpet Bell Variations Bell Construction – Bending Selmer around 1973 changed the filler material in the bell crook to a frozen soap type filler from the previously used, confidential alloy of pitch type materials that had been

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Bach Trumpets – Tuning Slide Variations

Vincent Bach – Tuning Slide Variations Tuning Slide – Wrap The master tuning slide crook in the early 50’s was made wider on later instruments made in the Mt. Vernon shop after approximately 1955. This difference is about 0.25 inch.

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Bach Trumpets – Finger Hook Deisgn

Vincent Bach – Lead Pipe – Finger Hook Design New York Style Serial Number #4117 (1937) Mt. Vernon Transition Style Good example of the “transition” finger hook between the New York and later Mt. Vernon styles Mt. Vernon Style –

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Bach Trumpets – Leadpipe Variations

Lead pipe – Labels/Style Some recent lead pipes (>1970) have the label applied to the mouthpiece shank, and many early leadpipes were labeled. Lead pipe – Mouthpiece Receiver “The mouthpiece receiver was shorted by Vincent Bach himself back in the

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Bach Trumpets – Shop Cards

Vincent Bach – Shop Cards (Trumpet) Bach used simple note cards for his shop card records of each horn.  in about 1926 Bach started to standardize on the information includes. During the years, the same basic information was recorded, however

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Bach Trumpets – Cases

Trumpet Cases Through the years, various cases have been made for Bach trumpets, cornets, etc. These images show the evolution of these trumpet cases. We are always looking for additional, or corrections to this information. Use our “contact us” button

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