Bach Strad Limited Mdl 198 (6 bell / 6 pipe) SN/ 0044 W/ Reeves PVA Maximize

Bach Strad Limited Mdl 198 (6 bell / 6 pipe) SN/ 0044 W/ Reeves PVA


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Bach Strad Limited Mdl 198 (6 bell / 6 pipe) SN/ 0044 Circa 2000 With Bob Reeves PVA

Bach Limited Limited Mdl 198 Edition with 6 Bell and 6 Lead-pipe Trumpet!  In stunning silver plate with gold accents and a gold wash bell, this horn also features custom finger button inlays and a gorgeous hand-engraved bell.

There were only 1,500 of these horns made ever, and this was number 0044! If you are looking for a great playing Bach, and one gem of a horn, look no further than this trumpet! 

From Conn-Selmer: 
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. Bach originally announced that 2,000 of this limited edition Bach trumpet (model number 198) would be built. It is believed that they eventually only made 1500. 


• Key: Bb 
• Bore: 459-inch Medium Large 
• Leadpipe: #6 Taper with Mt. Vernon Style Receiver
• Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass
• Bell: 4.8-inch #6 Taper Lightweight
• Bell Material: Gold Brass
• Valves: Monel Piston
• 1st Valve Slide Adjustment: Saddle
• 3rd Valve Slide Adjustment: Fixed Ring with Adjustable Slide Stop
• Features: Standard Water Key; Semi-Precious Finger Buttons
• Finish: Silver with Gold Plated Trim and Gold Wash Bell
• Engraving:  Elaborate Bell engraving

Includes a mint limited edition case that is reminiscent of the Mt. Vernon cases, simply gorgeous.

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