The best Bach for all-around playing.
The 180S37 Stradivarius Series Bb Trumpet, Bach's iconic professional-level trumpet, delivers a focused yet colorful tone. Brought to you by the company that has been crafting brass instruments for over a century, the 180S37 features a medium-large .459" bore and #37 one-piece hand-hammered bell for a robust sound with rich overtones. The #25 leadpipe and D-style main tuning slide provide the ideal resistance for centered intonation and breath control. Monel pistons and a precision-machined valve section ensure a fast, smooth response for nimble technique and articulation. The Bach 180S37 is ideal for jazz ensembles, classical orchestras, and solo performance.
Resonant #37 One-Piece Hand-Hammered Bell
At the heart of the 180S37's bold tone is its 4.8" one-piece hand-hammered #37 bell, which produces a resonant yet focused sound with distinct overtones. Hand-hammering the bell gives it a more complex shape that enhances vibration, resulting in a richer, wider range of harmonics. The #37 taper is Bach's most popular size, suited for a variety of musical styles.
Durable Monel Pistons for a Fast, Smooth Response
Monel pistons are more resistant to corrosion and provide a quick, responsive action that minimizes air leaks for consistent performance. The 180S37's pistons move swiftly and silently, allowing for articulate technique and rapid fingering. A high-precision machined one-piece valve section ensures pistons line up properly for accurate intonation and slotting. Nickel silver outer valve slides further prevent sticking and binding.
Centered Intonation with #25 Leadpipe and Tuning Slide
The #25 leadpipe and D-style main tuning slide are constructed to provide balanced resistance, enabling centered pitch and control. The leadpipe tapers gradually to focus the airstream, while the main D-style tuning slide's curved shape provides the balanced air resistance for a clear, resonant tone.
Premium Features for Professional Performance
Additional features include a silver-plated finish for visual appeal and brightness. The first valve thumb saddle facilitates easy tuning adjustments, while the third valve has a fixed ring with adjustable slide stop. The 180S37 comes with a deluxe wood case for safe transport and storage, as well as a Bach 7C mouthpiece. Built to meet the demands of professional players, the Bach 180S37 Stradivarius is an ideal instrument for jazz ensembles, orchestral performance, and solo work.