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Bach Chicago Series Stradivarius C TrumpetThe Bach Stradivarius Chicago C Trumpet is made with a .462-inch bore and a yellow brass body plus a lightweight #229 bell. It has a classic French bead flat rim, which results in excellent projection and a satisfying tone that can be bright or warm, depending on the nuance sought by the player. The Chicago C Strad's leadpipe has Vincent Bach's original design as its inspiration, but with narrower braces for improved resonance. The Bach Stradivarius C180SL Chicago Professional Silver C Trumpet includes a case and mouthpiece is available in silver finish.The Chicago C Trumpets are modeled after the trumpets used by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra more than 50 years ago that are still being used today. These trumpets feature a .462-inch bore and special leadpipe based on Vincent Bach's original design, plus a yellow brass body with a lightweight #229 bell along with a classic French bead flat rim for outstanding projection and tone. This trumpet also features a 1st valve thumb ring for easier tuning adjustment and narrower bell to valve casing and valve casing to leadpipe braces for improved resonance.
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This is the best C trumpet I have ever played. I wish it had been available in the 60's when I was starting out. Slotting and resonance from bottom to top register are very even. The intonation is much better than any C trumpet I have played. The sound is brilliant and focused. There is a quick response and light playing is very easy. On soft playing the sound is compact and cornetlike. Because the horn projects so well, it is not necessary to blow hard or play as loud as on "bigger","darker" horns. When blown hard, it puts out a lot of sound with tremendous projection. Because of the lightweight bell, it feels almost like an Eb trumpet to hold. This horn should work well in a quintet and for solo work as well as in an orchestra.
I couldn't agree with Ernst more. I also have played the Yamaha Chicago C and it too is an excellent horn. I went to NYC Yamaha on 5th ave for their Day of Trumpets event.
I had the privelege to play the Bach Chicago side by side vs. the Bach Philadelphia, Bach 180, Bach 229 H, Yamaha Xeno, Yamaha Chicago, and Yamaha New York. No other horn resonated in my left hand like the Bach Chicago. I compared it with the Yamaha Chicago quite a bit, and the Yamaha just felt inferior. It definitely isn't worth the extra $1000 dollars than the Bach. I played plenty of scales and the E and Eb are about as good as they'll get on a C trumpet. In the end, I walked out with no regrets!
This is a terrific horn. Yes, at first it feels tight, but don't force it for a couple of days to a week and let your body adjust. The resistance is even, slots great and it has a glorious sound. The pitch is excellent; the only bad notes on mine are high A and Bb, both of which are quite sharp. Try one for a week and have a fellow musician go out in the hall and compare its sound with what you are currently playing; chances are you'll keep it and love it.
I have had this trumpet for over a year now. Ever time I pick up this trumpet it makes me love with playing all over again. This trumpet has a brilliant ring to the sound especially when you need it. It plays and sounds like a Bach in every way. I have played in many churches and in many different concert halls and I am never disappointed. Every person I let try it out is instantly wanting to buy one.....By far the best C, if not the best trumpet I have ever owned.