The only bass trumpet worthy of the name Stradivarius.
Designed principally for replacing the valve trombone, Bach's B188 Stradivarius bass trumpet features a .485" bore and 7" bell. Suitable for Wagner operas and solo work, the B188 is also great for use in jazz ensembles, brass quartets, and marching bands.
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B188 Stradivarius Bb Bass Trumpet
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Comments about Bach B188 Stradivarius Bb Bass Trumpet:
I purchased this Bass Trumpet in September of 2009. I play it in a Nine Trumpet Ensemble of players over age 50. The instrument is much better than I expected regarding ease of playing and intonation, a common concern for the Bass Trumpet. I am pleased with my Bach B188. It has added to my enjoyment of retirement. The negative report would be the case. I also play an expensive Euphonium, a Tuba and a Trombone, I have owned for years. They are dent free. Within a week I had dents in the Bach B188 because the case automatically tips and the instrument falls out. Never open the case without a hand on the trumpet. WWBW recognized the problem and tried to find me an after-market case at their expense. They could not find one and I had to purchase a case from a case manufacturer for an additional $200. Be prepared to do the same. The factory case is an engineering disaster. I also had to pay for dent removal. Conn-Selmer, the manufacturer, would not even answer my letters. I sent several. They are not interested in customer service so beware you are on your own.
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