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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BrassBandMajor, Jan 26, 2017.
Your loss. (Just kidding.)
I remember the "dream trumpet" well. Great story and final product, and I believe Bach used many of these ideas on later production trumpets.
Yours is the only modern Bach like that. What is now standard weight in the body became so after WWII, however the bells at that time standardized on what would today be lightweight stock (which stayed "standard" until 1965, when the bell production began in Elkhart and the stock got 25% heavier) The tight wrap went away in 1951. Given also that goldbrass was popular at Bach in the period, what you had built is a retro- 1940s late New York Bach - although the bead might not be exactly of that period.
Great story! Congratultions!
My dream Bach would be one with all the sound and none of the problems.
yes current light weight bells are .020
As nice as it is, I couldn't get Bach to eliminate any of my deficiencies when playing it
This is what we all hope for.
Tom, I remember having a couple helpful conversations with you back in 2008. This was when I picked up the trumpet again after a long break, and when I was looking to possibly change equipment. After a long search, I ended up staying with my lightweight Bach 43.
If I could get my hands on Bud's old C trumpet....
Mike, I recall sp my memory isnt shot yet!
Have you heard Louis Dowdeswell play? He's a 23 year old from the UK, and he us amazing. He happens to play a gold plated *43 Strad. He has a real fine band and he has worked with Wayne Bergeron on several recordings.
Although a Bach Strad isn't widely recognized as a first choice as a lead trumpet, this kid has amazing musicality and a range up to double C with much less apparent effort than anyone I've seen or heard. He isn't a screecher, his upper register is open and rich that blows me away.
Check him out on You Tube. His trombone player Caleb does a lot of nice arrangenents.
His set up is amazing, when watch his videos, his corners dont move, and low F# to double C, it stays the same.
Enjoy your *43. Let me know what you think of his stuff. Lots of Disney stuff arranged by Caleb. I enjoy it anyway.
The closest I'll ever get to Bud's is my Chicago C, but George Vosburgh said the current Chicago C is sonically similar, but the originals had a bit more color. Here's the link .https://blogs.pittsburghsymphony.org/2009/03/vosburghs-set-up-david-deangelo/
I played the Yamaha Chicago C II at Dillon music about a year ago. Real nice horn and easy to play, and very nice sound/core. Nice, but for me not being a major symphony player, not $6,000 + nice.
I'll stick with mine. They're super resonant and have loads of color too.