Opinions on Bach model 3293

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BrianP, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. BrianP

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    Hi, I am new to trumpet. I took lessons in elementary school forever ago but now I am back and looking for a trumpet. My local classsifieds have a Vincent Bach Trumpet by Selmer model #3293 listed. I can't find any information on this horn. It is listed with hardcase for $350. If you have an opinion on this horn please let me know.

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    Brian
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Never heard of that model. I think you need to get more details and some pictures. Bach pro horns have actually 3 digit numbers like 180, 229, 228 and then the bell and leadpipe. The student horns have letters and numbers like TR300.

    There is no 329 or 293 and no 32, 29 or 93 series bell.
     
  3. BrianP

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    Thanks, I asked for pics :)
     
  4. BrianP

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    Here are the only pics provided so far..
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    I asked for more pics including the lead pipe.
     
  5. Buck with a Bach

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    Probably a "designed by Bach" Selmer or Bundy marked horn.........Buck:oops:
     
  6. Bob Grier

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    It's a student line trumpet made by Bach. Depending on how old it is, it may be called a Bundy. It's a good entry level horn though the price may be a little high. There's no way to tell about valve wear or acid rot. Ask questions.

    The seller didn't post the right model number.
     
  7. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The name of the horn is on the top of the bell - where no pictures were sent. It is a student horn and WAY too expensive at $350.

    All of the important angles for meaningful pictures are missing. Back in the Bundy student horn days, they had wood shell cases with compartments for music and stands, not cast plastic.
     
  8. BrianP

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    I felt it was expensive also. I really appreciate the info :)
     
  9. BrianP

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    I also just found someone selling a Yamaha YTR-734 for $100 also. According to the seller it is is silver in color with no dings but is tarnished. Is this a decent trumpet to start with?
     
  10. ComeBackKid

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    Yes, any Yamaha is decent. The 3-digit models are older - probably 1970's and have been replaced by the 4-digit models. The 1st digit indicates (as far as I know) the "level" and the 6, 7, 8-series are the professional grades so if this horn is in good condition, it seems like a good value for the price. I have an older YTR-232, student model, and even it would be a great trumpet for a comeback player (of which I am one). There are a lot of us here who started on lesser trumpets and worked our way up. You should be fine.
     

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