Bach 7C w/ Warburton BB's, the results

Discussion in 'Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other' started by FlugelFlyer, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. FlugelFlyer

    FlugelFlyer Piano User

    Dec 15, 2003
    Palos Park, IL
    Well, got my newly threaded large letter Bach 7C back from The Brass Bow today and got the opportunity to try some backbores with it. I'll be updating y'all on the real results as they come in, but very briefly here's what I've found so far:

    The total thing with a new backbore cost $75 without tax. I started with a 5 backbore and found that somewhat resistant, but to be put aside for further persuit. Then, I tried a 6 backbore and actually found that too open for my purposes (so much for the 7-9 range comparing to a Bach 10 :wink: ). Then, I went back to the five and decided that was a closer match to what I was looking for due to the fact that my primary playing is big band and college pep band, both high-power groups. Also, this definately had noticeable resistance and brightness over the Bach #10 backbore. Anyways, I ended up settling on the 5 backbore and brought the whole thing home to give it another whirl. I ended up being able to play above high C without turning 40 shades of purple (just three now :p ), and I actually squeaked a Double C up there on accident when I was aiming for a high G. So far, I'm thinking this setup could work for what I'm doing, but the real test will be tomorrow, Saturday, as I play a double header in the pep band which equates to quite a bit of fff and high playing. I'll keep you guys posted, but I think having the 7C threaded will work to my advantage in the long run.
  2. tom turner

    tom turner Mezzo Forte User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Georgia, USA

    That's the wonder of the Warburton system!

    You're now able to dial in the resistance and sound you want for specific gigs as well is super-fine tune the exact resistance and sound that works best for you.

    Kanstul also now makes threaded backbores on the Warburton system and you can get different Bach backbores that have been digitized by Kanstul.

    Altogether, a wonderful idea.

    If you get a chance, try the new Warburton "O" backbore . . . a great lead backbore that has just come out!

  3. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Scottsdale, AZ.

    Do you mean the "Q" backbore, Tom?

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