Bach 180S37 Stradivarius Series Bb Trumpet Review

The Standard Bearer Of Bach Trumpets Maintains A Legacy

Only the most experienced craftspeople at Bach are allowed to make, assemble, and test Bach Stradivarius instruments. That is only part of the reason that the Bach Stradivarius has earned its reputation as a professional-level trumpet. Another part of the story is that Vincent Bach, founder of the company that still bears his name, was both an engineer and a symphonic musician. Bach brought both his considerable musical and his engineering skills together when creating his high-quality trumpets.

A small measure of his success was that musicians are the ones that prized his brass instruments so much that they began referring to them as equal to a "real Stradivarius." The name soon got attached to Bach's professional brass instruments, and musicians choose them to this day for their excellent intonation, free-blowing bore, and super-smooth piston action.

The Bach 180S37 Bb trumpet offers one-piece bell construction for superior vibration along the bell's entire length. Monel pistons on the Bach Strad are machined to fine tolerances resulting in consistently smooth, quick valve response.

As a result, the 180S37 is the most popular of all Bach trumpets for all-around playing. The body and bell are standard weight, and the trumpet has a #25 standard taper leadpipe. You have a choice of yellow or gold brass for the 4-13/16" bell Each Bach Stradivarius 180S37 trumpet ships in a deluxe wood case and is accompanied by a Bach 7C mouthpiece.

Performers describe the Bach Strad 180S37 Trumpet's tone as lovely and stable thanks to its heavy-duty receiver. The trumpet's large dynamic range is enhanced by its unconstructed air flow with easy playing in the high register and the even intonation and response a professional player needs

measure and evaluate every assembly in their efforts to meet founder Vincent Bach's vision. One of the fruits of their efforts is the Bach 180S37 Stradivarius Series Bb Trumpet, the universal instrument for any serious trumpet performer.