Bach C180 Stradivarius Professional C Trumpet With Chicago Bell - Silver-Plated

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Bach 7C
#229, 1-piece Hand-hamered
Large, 0.462"
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Hardshell Case
Bell material
Yellow Brass
1st valve slide
Thumb Ring
3rd valve slide
Pin Stop

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The Lustrous Sound of the Chicago Symphony Trumpet Section

In 1955, Vincent Bach himself crafted and delivered a set of C trumpets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, all of which they still use to this day. Nearly 70 years later, these remarkable trumpets are heralded as some of the finest instruments ever made. The C180 “Chicago C” trumpet is a faithful re-creation of those original trumpets based closely on Bach’s original designs. Featuring a .462-inch bore and a 25C leadpipe, this instrument allows you to pump plenty of air through it without losing control. The Chicago C trumpet also sports a lightweight one-piece bell with a #229 taper and a classic French flat-rim bead. Sweetwater trumpet players love this trumpet’s quick response, powerful projection, and authoritative tone. Its stunning silver-plated finish offers up an extra luster of brilliance to the tone, and impressive ergonomics truly make this trumpet a joy to hold. If you’re looking for a C trumpet that lights up the concert hall, look no further than the Bach Stradivarius Chicago C trumpet.

Related Videos: C180 Stradivarius Professional C Trumpet with Chicago Bell - Silver-platedPro-level performance for discriminating players

Based on Vincent Bach’s timeless designs from the early 1950s, the Stradivarius Chicago C trumpet will satisfy the needs of any top-level orchestral player. For starters, its .462-inch large bore and special 25C leadpipe let you push it to extreme volumes without any cracks in the sound. Its narrower bell-to-valve casing and lightweight bracing make for a truly resonant trumpet, providing an easy response. Monel piston valves also feel great beneath your fingers, giving this trumpet a fast and responsive action. The Chicago C’s ergonomics are also top notch: your left hand seats perfectly around the valve casings and puts your fingers in a comfortable position to control the first and third tuning slides. Everything is presented to arm you with the best-feeling and best playing experience possible.

One-piece, hand-hammered Chicago bell

While sharing the same #229 bell taper as other Bach C trumpet models, the Chicago C’s bell is lighter-weight. This enables it to produce a slightly brighter, more brilliant tone with an extra sheen that projects clearly over the rest of the orchestra. The bell is forged from a single sheet of hand-hammered yellow brass and also includes a classic flat-rim French bead with soldered bell wire. These design elements provide this Strad with a clear, powerful sound and ultra-fast response befitting any professional player’s needs.

Bach: the professional choice

Back in 1918, Austrian-born trumpeter Vincent Bach began making mouthpieces. By 1924, he was employing his expertise as a musician and an engineer to craft high-quality brass instruments. Today, the Vincent Bach Corporation is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, and they produce a complete line of American-built student, intermediate, and professional trumpets that reflect the same level of tone and playability. Bach trumpets are handcrafted using top-shelf brass to deliver the utmost in durability and performance, with a signature sound that’s preferred by professionals worldwide. The brass aficionados here at Sweetwater stand by Bach trumpets — they’re world class all the way.

Bach Stradivarius C180 Chicago C Trumpet Features:
  • Closely modeled after the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s C trumpets made by Vincent Bach himself
  • .462-inch large bore and 25C leadpipe ensure an expansive sound
  • 1-piece hand-hammered Chicago bell is lightweight and offers a more brilliant tone
  • #229 bell taper is broader, tighter, and brighter than a #239
  • Monel piston valves offer extra durability and ultra-smooth playability
  • Comfortable ergonomics with perfect hand positioning
  • Silver-plated finish brings a controlled brilliance to your overall sound
  • Comes in a premium C180C woodshell case
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