Designed principally for replacing the valve trombone, Bach's B188 Stradivarius bass trumpet features a .485" bore and 7" bell. Suitable for Wagner o...Click To Read More About This Product
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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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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