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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BrassBandMajor, Dec 28, 2015.
Sorry leaving to Korea on the 4th....
Ok - next time!
BBM, your post is not exactly news - it's been recognized for quite some time that the B&S Challenger is (depending on the specimen) pretty much a Bach in appearance, and better playing than the average Strad.
I'm glad you got a horn that you really like, and finally a quality horn that is going to take you the next furlong in your playing career, however long that may be. You may wind up with something different in the future - either a new horn itch, or looking for a horn for specific kinds of playing, (lead/commercial) but you'll have a lot of great memories of rehearsals and performances with this horn in your hands.
At some point you may find that your honeymoon phase with the horn has worn off a bit, but keep us posted on your progress with it - I'm curious to hear your thoughts on it in the next few months.
barliman - props, man, for being such a selfless host and giving some caring and qualitative mentoring. Good on ye!
Now I wonder when (hopefully not if!) B&S makes a copy of the newer Bach Commercial Strad (have they come out with a copy of the Bach Mariachi?).
When I started, I got lots and lots of similar help and mentoring - when I joined my first brass band, all my tuition was given FREE! (thank you, Alex Melville RIP) - and I want to continue this tradition without taking the bread out of anyone's mouth.
Little snap of my New B&S
But you know what I am going to say...?
I like mine better. And it fits in the normal B&S case.
They are a nice horn, will do for everything that you will ever need to play. If you need a change, just change the mouthpiece for the sound you want.