I'd like to buy a new pro trumpet, and am found drawn to Vincent Bach Strad.
I've tried out a few recently - a 37 and 43 bell in both reverse and standard leadpipe, and also the LR190 43 (which is several hundred more expensive.) I spent a while trying these out, but could not pick out any discernible difference between the sound of any. I felt some should have felt distinctly 'darker' or more 'open blowing' than others, but could not pick this out.
Bearing in mind I'm looking for an instrument to be used in orchestral/symphonic settings rather than brass band, would I be recommended going for a 37 or 43? Or is there virtually no difference. And same goes with the reverse leadpipe..
I was told about (and played) the Bach LR190 43B. It's going for £2300 ish and has a bronze bell and rather lovely engraving. What benefits from this would I realistically get over the regular Strads, and is it a reasonable purchase in your opinion? And the Artisans too..
Finally, resale value of a Bach kept in very good condition. I've heard they hold up well - is there any truth in this?
And please, I know it's tempting, but there's no really point in telling me to get the trumpet "that feels right for me." As I've explained, I'm struggling with this, which is why I'm asking.
Many thanks for any help