Bach Strad stuffiness?

Discussion in 'Horns' started by Trumpet guy, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Trumpet guy

    Trumpet guy Forte User

    Feb 9, 2008
    Hi. I've been combing the forums for a while and have heard several accounts that said the Bach TR300 blows more open than the Bach Strad. This lead me to wonder about the TR300 specs. What are they?
    Upon inspection I found that my TR300 appears to be dual bore, as that bottom part of the tuning slide does not fit in the top part. Does this affect the feeling of openness for the horn? Also, what are the other specs? Leadpipe and bell taper? How is it many people come off the TR300 and find the Strad is too stuffy?

    I wonder this because I personally felt my single bore Strad 37 blow just fine, a lot freer in fact, compared to the TR300. It was on a friend's Strad that I was able to perfectly single tongue the intro the The Aviators march for the first time last year and ever since, the TR300 has felt restrictive and stuffy.

    Anyone know anything? Maybe I just happened to get a Strad that wasn't as tight.
  2. ewetho

    ewetho Piano User

    Jun 24, 2007
    Kankakee, IL
    I have played a few of these and my TR200 (Very close to being a dressed up TR300) and several Strads on my trumpet line and others.

    The only way a Strad is Stuffy in comparison is if something is stuffed inside the Strad!!! The NY Bach, numerous Early to late Elkhart are all much freer.
  3. note360

    note360 Piano User

    Oct 16, 2006
    In a room in a house
    as a general rule most pro horns have a tad more resitance than student horns if I remember correctly. Or wait is is the other way around?

    Any way I noticed the same thign, but I still love my strad any way. I can barely play the TR300 any more I find that I end up over blowing and it comes to "easy" almost like everythign is thrown off. However a good horn none the less and very reliable.:)

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