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Bach Stradivarius Bb trumpet S/N 53638

For sale is this Bach Stradivarius ML37 #53638, originally manufactured in 1970, that has just been completely restored by Doctor Valve. This trumpet looks and plays great and has the characteristic earlier Bach sound. My assessment of this horn prior to restoration led me to replace much of the slide tubing because of the existing loose fit. I chose not to reverse the 1st slide to add the saddle, instead opting to rebuild the slide and add a rod with a saddle to enable tuning, thus leaving the original bracing intact. The slides now have the look of a new instrument and fit much better than current newly manufactured trumpets that I have worked on recently.

The bell is side seam 'Corporation' model 37 bell. New oversized Bach pistons have been fitted by Dr. Valve and the 3rd valve is vented. I used my DrV 546 leadpipe (feels like a Bach #25 pipe but better in tune) which was rotationally clocked for optimum playing characteristics by play-testing prior to final solder assembly.

This trumpet is, at this point, a very unique instrument which will be impossible to find elsewhere.

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