Bach Trumpets – Models

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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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Bb Trumpet Models – Stradivarius (Standard Models)

Model Description
180
The most popular of all Bach trumpets for good all-around playing.

All you could hope for. The Bach Stradivarius 180 Professional Bb Trumpet is the most popular of all Bach Strad trumpets. The .459″ Medium-large bore along with the #37 bell is perfect for all-around playing.

 LR180   The Bach LR180S Stradivarius Silver Professional Bb Trumpet Series offers a trumpet with a lightweight body, standard weight #37, #43 or #72 bell and reversed lead pipe. This construction offers the quick response of a lightweight model with less resistance from the reverse leadpipe and the projection of a standard weight bell. These Bach Strad Trumpets will give a player a more open feel and response.
LT180   Players seeking a lively trumpet with a brighter sound and quicker response prefer the LT180 lightweight trumpet from Bach. Its lightweight body and bell and standard lead pipe add to its centered sound and brilliant tone. A player is sure to be heard in any type of ensemble.
 182 This model features a standard weight #37 bell and #25 leadpipe, lightweight body with a .459″ bore, silver-plated finish, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece and a classic case.
Artisan AB190  0.459″ Enhancing the entire line of Bach Stradivarius, the Artisan AB190 Bb trumpet offers the look, feel and signature Bach sound of vintage Vincent Bach designsStradivarius “Artisan” – Bb trumpet, .459″ bore, 4-13/16″ diameter one-piece hand-hammered bell with flat rim, special acoustic bell treatment, enhanced radius ferrules, Monel pistons, 2 sets of valve guides – brass/plastic, 1st slide split ring, extended low F 3rd slide rod stop, deluxe engraving, clear lacquer finish, C190DBL deluxe double case

 

 

Bb Trumpet Models – Stradivarius (Limited Edition Models)

Model Description
Big Apple edition NYC the Big Apple home of Jazz, Broadway and great Classical music, brings you the new Bach Big Apple Trumpet. Designed in collaboration with professional musicians in NY. Bach and Sam Ash introduce the Bach Big Apple trumpet. A medium large bore, silver-plated body with gold trim, and Special Bach anniversary case. Also this limited edition instrument is finished with unique Big Apple engraving. Destined to be a collectors item. Includes Bach 3C mouthpiece. Limited quantities!
194 “During 1986, we proudly commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the merger of Selmer and Vincent Bach Corp. To this end, we have commissioned our craftsmen to produce a limited edition series of Anniversary Trumpets.”On behalf of Selmer and Bach, I hereby certify that Model No. 194 Serial No. ____ which you now possess is indeed one of these very special instruments.”March 26, 1986″H.W. Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Selmer Co. – Vincent Bach”
195(circa 1988) Bach Stradivarius 25th Anniversary trumpet model 195.Celebrates the 25th Anniversary between the Bach Corporation and the Selmer Corporation in 1986.The trumpet is a reverse leadpipe, rounded tuning slide, commerative medallion, 2 water keys, custom anniversary engraving.
197(circa 2008)   Conn-Selmer has introduced a special edition Vincent Bach trumpet that skillfully combines historically significant qualities with modern day performance features. The Bach Stradivarius New York #7 Trumpet is available in limited quantities and features a Vincent Bach #7 bell, made popular during the early 1930′s.The Bach #7 bell, developed by Vincent Bach during the 1920′s, first appeared in 1929.  This bell is constructed in one piece from lightweight yellow brass, with the current version featuring a classic French-bead flat rim.  The instrument also features a 0.459″ bore, #7 lead pipe, vintage ’30′s style mouthpiece receiver, first and third finger rings, single brace tuning slides, third valve stop assemble, and semi-precious finger buttons.  The instrument is finished in bright silver plate with gold plate slides and trim.  The outfit includes a specially marked double case and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.”Lightweight body construction with narrow braces and narrow tuning slide make this a very comfortable and intimate instrument, ” says Tedd Waggoner, Conn-Selmer marketing manager for brass instruments.  “Given the tremendous historical significance of the #7 bell, we are very excited to be able to offer this limited edition.”Historical records show that the first production instrument with a #7 bell was a Stradivarius trumpet (#1249) made February 26, 1929.  A few horns with earlier serial numbers were also retrofitted with the #7 bell.  Regular production of the #7 bell started in January 1930.Examination of shop cards for these instruments show that influential players of the day purchased these instruments, including Merle Evans (on a cornet), George Mager, Leona May Smith, Dr. Charles Colin, Henry Busse, and the Julliard Graduate School (all trumpets.)
198 Conn-Selmer has introduced a special edition Vincent Bach trumpet that skillfully combines historically significant qualities with modern day performance features. The Bach Stradivarius New York #7 Trumpet is available in limited quantities and features a Vincent Bach #7 bell, made popular during the early 1930′s.
Model 6(circa 2000) The limited edition Vintage Bach Stradivarius Model 6 trumpet actually dates back to the 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 leadpipe 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 the 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. Like all Bach Stradivarius trumpets the Vintage will feature on-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 state a piece of wire is place din to 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. Incorporation 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.

C Trumpet Models – Stradivarius

Model Description
C180   Bach instruments are known throughout the world for their high quality craftsmanship and characteristic “Bach” sound. The C180 series is a superb trumpet for the classical musician and is available with several options to suit every players needs.
RC180   A small bore instrument with hand-engraved gold brass bell, producing the traditionally dark C trumpet sound. Features a double case holding the C rotary, as well as a piston trumpet.
Artisan AC190 Enhancing the entire line of Bach Stradivarius, the Artisan AC190 C trumpet offers the look, feel and signature Bach sound of vintage Vincent Bach designsStradivarius “Artisan” – C trumpet, .462″ bore, 4-13/16″ diameter one-piece hand-hammered bell with flat rim, special acoustic bell treatment, enhanced radius ferrules, Monel pistons, 2 sets of valve guides – brass/plastic, 1st slide split ring, deluxe engraving, clear lacquer finish, C190DBL deluxe double case

Various Key Trumpet Models – Stradivarius

Model Description
189 (D)   Bach’s Soprano trumpet has an easy high register enabling the use of open harmonics and avoidance of cross-fingerings. This results in a clear, brilliant, and freely responding tone.
190 (Eb)   This Bach Eb soprano trumpet has an easy upper register enabling the use of open harmonics. It also produces a clear, brilliant, and responsive tone which makes it effective in operas and high register symphony music.
Artisan AE190 (Eb) Enhancing the entire line of Bach Stradivarius, the Artisan AE190 Eb trumpet offers the look, feel and signature Bach sound of vintage Vincent Bach designsStradivarius “Artisan” – Eb trumpet, .462″ bore, 4-13/16″ diameter one-piece hand-hammered bell with flat rim, special acoustic bell treatment, extra dual bore main tuning slide, enhanced radius ferrules, Monel pistons, 2 sets of valve guides – brass/plastic, 1st slide split ring, deluxe engraving, clear lacquer finish, C190E deluxe case
Artisan ADE190 (D/Eb) Enhancing the entire line of Bach Stradivarius, the Artisan ADE190 D/Eb trumpet offers the look, feel and signature Bach sound of vintage Vincent Bach designsStradivarius “Artisan” – Combination D/Eb trumpet, .450″ bore, two 4-1/2″ diameter one-piece hand-hammered tunable bells with flat rim in D and Eb, separate set of slides for D and Eb, special acoustic bell treatment, enhanced radius ferrules, Monel pistons, 2 sets of valve guides – brass/plastic 1st slide split ring, deluxe engraving, clear lacquer finish, C190DE deluxe case
192 (F)   The brilliant and vibrant tone of the soprano trumpets make them suitable for difficult oratorio performances of Bach and other baroque composers. Available in the Keys of F and G.
193 (G)   The brilliant and vibrant tone of the soprano trumpets make them suitable for difficult oratorio performances of Bach and other baroque composers. Available in the Keys of F and G.
B188 (Bass)   Designed principally for replacing the valve trombone. Suitable for Wagner operas and solo work, it can also be used in jazz ensembles, brass quartets, and marching bands.

Piccolo  Trumpet Models – Stradivarius

Model Description
VBS196 (Bb/A)   The Bach VBS196 Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet features four Monel piston valves with the Bob Reeves patented valve alignment system for excellent response and worry free use. Available with a trumpet or cornet mouthpiece receiver, this piccolo trumpet also has an extra “G” slide. Includes a leather gig bag and Bach 7E mouthpiece.
196 (Bb/A)   Bach continues to be a leader in manufacturing high quality brass instruments. This Stradivarius piccolo trumpet produces a bright and scintillating tone in the extreme high register. Four valves extend the range and allows for alternate fingerings.
Artisan AP190 Enhancing the entire line of Bach Stradivarius, the Artisan AP190 piccolo trumpet offers the look, feel and signature Bach sound of vintage Vincent Bach designsStradivarius “Artisan” – A/Bb Piccolo trumpet , .450″ bore, 4″ diameter one-piece hand-hammered long bell with flat rim, special acoustic bell treatment, enhanced radius ferrules, 4 Monel pistons, 2 sets of valve guides – brass/plastic, set of 4 mouthpipes includes both trumpet and cornet shank mouthpiece receivers, deluxe engraving, clear lacquer finish, C190P deluxe case

Bb Cornet Models – Stradivarius

Model Description
181   Because of its two windings and conical bore, this instrument has more resistance and flexibility. Best suited for coloratura work, slurring, triple tonguing, and other technical performances. The tone is smooth and not as heroic or martial as that of the Bb trumpet. Available in 3 bore sizes (M, ML, L), this is the medium-large bore model, a versatile, easy playing instrument.
184 Key of Bb. Short shepherd’s crook model, large bore, one-piece hand-hammered bell, Monel pistons, silverplated, Vincent Bach mouthpiece, with deluxe wood shell case.

Bb Flugelhorn Models

Model Description
165 Model# 165 Bach’s early cornet wrap Flugelhorn
183   Key of Bb. .401″ small bore, Monel© valves, silver-plated finish.
FH200   Key of Bb. .401″ small bore, 6 2-piece bell, Monel© valves, adjustable 3rd valve slide finger ring and stop, nickel silver trim, lacquered finish.
FH600   This value-priced instrument has many professional level features worthy of the Bach name, including a .434” bore, new style “air-through” design, classic Bach-style tunable mouthpiece receiver, red brass first branch, third slide trigger and three water keys.The FH600 also includes nickel silver outside slide tubes with brass inner slide tubes for trouble-free slide action. The the plasma-welded bell provides for full tonal vibration to the end of the bell. The single point valve guides help the player insert the valves correctly after maintenance. The instrument outfit includes a genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece and special Cordura covered case with large accessory/literature pocket.


Bb Trumpet Models – Intermediate

Model Description
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TR200   180 Series, the Intermediate 200 series is ideally suited for the advancing student. This trumpet plays with a more centered sound and better response than most comparable models. The 200 series is truly the best of its kind.
TR300   The Bach TR300 is a great beginner trumpet. The medium large bore makes it easy to play without taking a lot of air and it has a 3rd valve slide adjustment saddle to begin learning to tune the lower notes on the instrument properly. A very nice instrument at a great price.
TR500   An affordable option for beginning band students, the Bach TR500 trumpets are built to the most stringent specifications and quality control. Bach instruments are the first choice in both value and performance.
TR600 “Aristocrat” – .460″ bore, 1st slide thumb hook, nickel-plated pistons, gold lacquer, Bach 351-7C mouthpiece, 50912 case.
TR700  
TR701 The TR701 Trumpet combines a .459″ medium-large bore with a red brass leadpipe for durability and ease of tone production. Nickel-plated nickel silver pistons provide smooth action while holding up well to the rigors of beginning band programs.

Bb Cornet Models – Intermediate

Model Description
1531   0.459″ medium-large bore, 4-3/4″ two-piece bell with rim wire, nickel-plated nickel silver pistons with one-point nylon valve guides and enclosed barrel-shaped bronze valve springs, one-piece brass valve casing, adjustable third valve slide finger ring and stop mechanism, two waterkeys, nickel silver mouthpiece receiver and trim, brass tuning slide receivers, lacquered finish, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, double-wall case.
CR300   .459″ medium-large bore, 4-3/4″ two-piece bell with rim wire, Monel metal pistons with one-point nylon valve guides and enclosed barrel-shaped bronze valve springs, one-piece brass valve casing, adjustable third valve slide finger ring and stop mechanism, two waterkeys, nickel silver mouthpiece receiver and trim, brass tuning slide receivers, lacquered finish, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, double-wall case.
CR310   0.459″ medium-large bore, 4-3/4″ two-piece Shepherd’s crook bell with rim wire, Monel metal pistons with one-point nylon valve guides and enclosed barrel-shaped bronze valve springs, one-piece brass valve casing, first valve slide thumb hook, adjustable third valve slide finger ring and stop mechanism, two waterkeys, nickel silver mouthpiece receiver and trim, brass tuning slide receivers, lacquered finish, genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece, wood shell case.

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  1. Hi. I have a Stradivarius Model Vincent Bach Corperation MT. VERNON NEW YORK USA Medium bore trumpet, serial #21734. Does anyone know what bell and leadpipe came with this horn (there are no markngs on the trumpet to indicate bell or leadpipe numbers).

    Thanks,
    Steve

  2. i have the new Bach Stradivarius model LR190s43B. im the 1st one got the latest signature trumpet of bach stradivarius here in hongkong. i love it and i enjoy it. new horn new sound. i like the design and the sound very nice good for all types of music.. thank you for built this horn..

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