Bach 180L 256G C trumpet

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  1. maggie

    maggie New Friend

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    I have an opportunity to buy a newer one for under 1000$. It looks like it is in great shape but if I don't like it could I resell it and make money?

    What do you think?

    256 bell does not seem that popular, why?
     
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  2. gbshelbymi

    gbshelbymi Mezzo Piano User

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    256G would be a gold brass bell. Might be a bit darker than what many players may want. Have no idea whether you could make money on it, but $1k seems like a good price, especially if it's an older horn.
     
  3. Bill Dishman

    Bill Dishman Piano User

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    I have a 256 bell Bach C trumpet. (No G)
    I love the horn but do not have many opportunities to use it as it is very dark and does not project well in an orchestral setting.
    I do use it in church if the accompaniment on the solos are light and transparent. Heavy organ would crowd out the sound of the 256 bell.
    Chamber music is a good outlet.

    I use my 238HG horn as my main instrument. Great tone and great projection.

    Bill Dishman
    Gainesville, Florida
     
  4. maggie

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    Thanks!
     
  5. maggie

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    Thanks, I might just put it on eBay.
     

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