The Bach Stradivarius trumpet 180-43 boasts over 100 years of manufacturing to achieve an unmatched tonal quality. Still to this day, all Stradivarius trumpets are handcrafted in the USA using proprietary manufacturing methods - you cannot find this attention to detail anywhere else. If you're looking for a versatile trumpet with lots of character, then the Bach 180-43 is for you.
Unlike the standard 180-37, the 180-43 is better suited for soloists and lead players. This is because the #43 bell is more open with less resistance which helps with flexibility. This type of design is ideally suited for theatre or jazz musicians who play lead, but also need to blend in with the rest of the section.
The leadpipe is an industry-standard leadpipe that offers the perfect level of resistance throughout the range of the trumpet. This resistance is essential for good tuning and note centring. Along with the .459" medium-large bore, the 180-43 trumpet produces a controlled and clear tone which is suitable for the all-around musician.
All Bach Stradivarius trumpets are handmade in America by highly skilled craftspeople and artisans. The 180-43 is constructed from high-quality yellow brass which is the most popular material for trumpets. This is because yellow brass produced a very versatile tone that can be performed in a variety of different musical environments. Once the 180-43 has been constructed, it is finished in a bright clear lacquer to keep the instrument looking newer for longer.
The 180-43 features 1st and 3rd slide thumb saddles with the addition of a rod stop on the 3rd slide, so precise tuning can be achieved. The valves in the trumpet are crafted from monel which is a nickel and copper alloy. Monel valves are found in all Stradivarius trumpets as they smooth, resistant to corrosion, and hardwearing.