What does MLV mean?

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  1. Cornet

    Cornet New Friend

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    I have a strad trumpet serial number 34*** which a friend has asked me to sell for them. It is a model 72 and has MLV on the 2nd valve casing. I looked up the serial number and it appears it is a very early Elkhart horn.

    I'll be listing it on Ebay and wanted to get the description correct so could someone tell me what the MLV means?!

    I don't know a lot about Bach models etc so any information would be appreciated. There are no numbers on the leadpipe receiver regarding size etc either.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jeroen Jongeling

    Jeroen Jongeling Pianissimo User

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    MLV means that is has the "Vindabona" bore. It's a kind of stepbore design. The bore begins at .353 and develops into .359 at the beginning of the valveblock. I think the Yammie Z has the same kind of bore design. Please feel free to complement or correct me Dave..

    Jeroen.
     
  3. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

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    That's it! It may also have a 43 leadpipe. Very interesting horn.
     
  4. Cornet

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    Thanks for the information!

    I'm listing it on Ebay now....
     
  5. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Umm....and I thought MLV stood for "Medium large, Vax". Oh well... liv'n'learn, eh?
     
  6. HMHustead

    HMHustead New Friend

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    MLV

    Rumor has it that Wynton started on a Bach MLV-180 with a 65 Bell....just something I found out over at Trumpethearld!
     
  7. Skip

    Skip Piano User

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    Modified Live Virus.
     
  8. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Re: MLV

    Wynton was playing a 72 MLV when I met him in '78.
    Terrance played the same model. Both their horns played great.
    Wilmer
     
  9. Anonymous

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    Re: MLV

    Wilmer do you know if that is the same horn he was playing on the Blakey albums. He sounds fantastic on those!

     
  10. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Re: MLV

    He played the Bach on those recordings.
    At that time he was just a skinny kid from New Orleans trying to make it in the big city :lol:
    Wilmer
     

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