Does Bach/Selmer use recycled metal?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by thasmo, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. stchasking

    stchasking Forte User

    Jun 11, 2006
    The Olin Company supplies a lot of brass to manufacturers world wide.
    Alton, Ill supplies tube products and they have a sheet products company in Southern, Missouri.
    Alton plant also makes bullet shells and shotgun shells and a bunch of other products.
    They have a rifle, pistol, skeet and trap range owned by the factory where you can buy a supply and shoot all day.

    To add my $0.02 there are no brass instrument companies that own their own plate and tube plants let alone a smelter. They all by off the shelf brass from mill suppliers.

    I wonder where Yamaha buys their tube and sheet? I heard they buy it from Viet Nam where the brass comes from recycled American artillery shells.
  2. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    Ahhha, so US trumpets after all - who'd a'thought't? ;-)

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