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Bach LT18077 Stradivarius New York #7 Series Bb Trumpet
The Bach LT180S77 Stradivarius New York #7 Series Bb Trumpet is the replacement for the popular limited edition 197 Stradivarius. This series features the same classic #7 taper lightweight bell, combined with a #7 standard construction leadpipe. The LT180S77 also features the classic 1930's-style mouthpiece receiver and French-bead flat rim bell design. The Bach LT180S77 Stradivarius New York #7 Series Bb Trumpet includes a case and mouthpiece.
The Bach #7 bell, developed by Vincent Bach during the 1920's, first appeared in 1929. This bell is constructed in one piece from lightweight yellow brass, with the current version featuring a classic French-bead flat rim. The instrument also features a .462" bore, #7 leadpipe, vintage '30's style mouthpiece receiver, first and third slide finger rings, single brace tuning slide, and third slide stop assembly.
Historical records show that the first production instrument with a #7 bell was a Stradivarius trumpet (#1249) made February 26, 1929. A few horns with earlier serial numbers were also retrofitted with the #7 bell. Regular production of the #7 bell started in January 1930.
Examination of shop cards for these instruments show that influential players of the day purchased these instruments, including Merle Evans (on a cornet), George Mager, Leona May Smith, Dr. Charles Colin, Henry Busse, and the Juilliard Graduate School (all trumpets).
- Key: Bb
- Bore: 462-inch
- Leadpipe: Standard #7 Taper with Vintage 1930's Style Receiver
- Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass
- Bell: 4.8-inch #7 Taper Hand Hammered Lightweight with French-Bead Flat Rim
- Bell Material: Yellow Brass
- Valves: Monel Piston
- 1st Valve Slide Adjustment: Fixed Ring
- 3rd Valve Slide Adjustment: Fixed Ring with Adjustable Slide Stop
- Features: Single Brace Tuning Slide; Standard Water Key
- Case: Deluxe Case
- Mouthpiece: Bach 7C
- Finish: Silver