Vincent Bach combined his unique talents as both an accomplished musician and a talented engineer to create brass instruments of unequaled tonal quality. Often copied but never duplicated, Bach Stradivarius instruments today remain the sound choice of artists worldwide. The Bach 180 series Bb trumpets are the most versatile available offering more options that meet the demanding needs of today's most discriminating players.
Bach "Stradivarius" - .459" Medium-large bore, standard weight body, standard weight yellow brass one-piece hand-hammered #37 bell, standard construction #25 mouthpipe, monel pistons, 1st slide thumb saddle, adjustable 3rd slide rod stop, silver-plate finish, Bach 7C mouthpiece, C180 woodshell case.
We also stock the light weight version (LT180S37) and the 180S43.
Over the 20+ year history of the series, Xeno trumpets have continued to evolve with the artists who play them. In 2014, drawing from the knowledge and innovative concepts learned through the development of the Artist Model Chicago C trumpet, the entire Xeno Bb series was redesigned to attain the ultimate goal of ideas musical expression. The YTR-8335RS is a .459" medium-large bore Bb trumpet. This Xeno Bb trumpet model features a reversed lead pipe and yellow brass bell for quicker response and playing agility. The combination of a heavy mouthpiece receiver and removal of the third valve water key results in a superb balance of playability and tonal quality. With this model, musicians will be able to produce a firm sound in all dynamic ranges, from delicate pianissimo to powerful fortissimo.
Reverse tuning slide:
The YTR-8335RS achieves smooth resistance and airflow that only a reverse tuning slide design can offer, for easy, comfortable playability and harmonically rich tone.
New bell design:
A new bell design contributes to optimum resistance for a powerful tonal core and more accurate slotting. The new design also enhances playability in the upper register.
Thinner Valve casing and pistons, modified angle of branch tube (knuckle):
Thinner valve casing and pistons, as well as the modified angle of the branch tube (knuckle), result in improved response and provides the performer with an ideal blowing resistance.
1st Slide Button:
The button on the 1st slide serves to fine-tune the blowing resistance for optimal control.
Improved Water Key:
The height of the main slide water key gutter has been increased for optimum resistance, and the ends of the water key spring have been curled for improved response.