Bach Trumpets Chicago
In April of 1955, Vincent Bach completed and delivered six C
trumpets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Four were selected
by individual members of the trumpet section and purchased by
the Orchestra. The remaining two were sold to a music store
for individual customers.
Now, almost fifty years later, these trumpets are still revered,
still in use, and still the property of the Chicago Symphony.
Each instrument is assigned to a specific section member.
Today, however, other trumpet players are in for a treat, as
Conn-Selmer has introduced the 'new' Bach Stradivarius "Chicago"
C trumpet, an instrument closely based on these original designs.
The model (specifically model C180SL229CC) features a #229 bell
and a #25 leadpipe, but this instrument design is faithful to
the original blueprints in many other details, as well.
Based on Vincent Bach's 1955 "C" trumpet designs, this new instrument
• Large-bore (.462") for the power needed
in an orchestral section
• #229 lightweight yellowbrass
one-piece hand-hammered bell with classis French bead flat rim
• Flat brass rim wire soldered in bell
• Special #25
leadpipe based on 1947 design
• Widefoot bell to leadpipe
• Narrower braces at bell to valve casing and valve
casing to leadpipe
• Thumb ring on first valve
tuning slide....1947 design
• Single brace on tunign slide
• Bead rings on all slides
• Hexagon shaped pull knobs
• Special Edition double trumpet case
in silver plate only
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