Bach Stradivarius 7-53

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by Norwegian Trumpeter, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Norwegian Trumpeter

    Norwegian Trumpeter New Friend

    Sep 29, 2009
    Hello people.

    I'm on search for a new trumpet.I've been looking a lot at Schilke S32 and i think i might go for that one. But the other day i found a Bach Stradivarius 7-53 from 1937 on a Norwegian site, almost like Ebay.

    New York Bach Stradivarius (1937) - FINN Torget

    I need a allround trumpet that works fine in everything from classical soloperformances to some horn section playing.

    What do you guys think about this Bach? Does anyone have some more info about Bachs from that period? It has a little smaller bore and bell than the S32, and i'm not sure if that will work well.

  2. Brian H. Smout

    Brian H. Smout Piano User

    Hi Christian,

    I have a 1940 NY Bach Strad M bore #5391. The Strad in the pictures has had the 3rd valve slide stop rod removed. The 1st valve slide has a non original thumb hook and the tubing has been modified. Aside from that it looks very nice. I practice/play regularly on a Yamaha Xeno 8335RGS as well as the Bach. The Bach will feel much smaller and more resistive until you relax into the blow. The Bach works well for quintet or combo but gets lst a bit in the section. The sound is much brighter than the current Bach Strads yet it has that essential "Bachness" if that makes any sense to you at all.



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