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Bach Trombones – Model 8ii

by Bach Loyalist

This is an unusual example of an early Bach Stradivarius model 8 trombone with the variation of model 8ii stamped on the bell.  It is suggested that the model 8ii later became known as just the model 8.  Note the bell brass gauge marking of 51 versus the standard 45 commonly used.

Also, looking for anyone that can explain the marking of “33” on the main support.





[source: Barry Goldberg]

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Richard Newton September 13, 2013 - 8:03 am

I have one of these (the 8ii) that belonged to my uncle. I believe its serial number dates it to 1946. It’s in good condition except for the finish. I’m thinking of having it restored. Good idea or bad idea? It will cost ~ $600. Opinions welcome.

paul1100 March 27, 2015 - 7:43 am

I have a model bach stradaverious model 6 trombone made in 1941 in Mount Vernon NY. I didnt appreciate what I had back in high school when I last played it. started lessons a year ago or so. I was strongly advised not to have it refinished as it would take off too much material. I have had the slide checked and and made sure it was straight and had minimal resistance when moving the slide.

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