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What's on My Bench? A Trio of Vintage Bachs!

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What's on My Bench? A Trio of Vintage Bachs!

There’s been a whole lot happening at the igloo lately, including a giant shipment of B&S, Schertzer, and Meinl Weston brass, but I thought I would take a moment to share these beauties with you! What you see here are a ‘62 Mt Vernon, a ‘66 43, and a ‘70 37, and they are all in pretty fantastic shape! The Mt Vernon is the best player of the three, but probably because it has had a valve job at some point and the pistons are still nice and tight. All three show some wear, but they still have plenty of...

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What's on My Bench? 76 Trombones! (ok, only 22)

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What's on My Bench? 76 Trombones! (ok, only 22)

Life at the igloo has been super busy lately, with lots of new shipments of Bach and Conn brass from Conn-Selmer! Today I’m going through a shipment of 22 trombones. Most of them are Bach 42BO like the one you see here!  This particular horn is like brand new aside from a small dent in the knuckle tubing I have repaired. Most of them are near perfect with tiny cosmetic flaws, and a few show light use. We’ve also gotten a bunch of Bach trumpets in similar condition - as you can see from this photo they have all been...

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What’s on My Bench? 2019 NAMM Show Fun!

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What’s on My Bench? 2019 NAMM Show Fun!

I promised an update about our visit to the NAMM show, and here it is!  It’s always exciting to see all the brand new gear at the show - everything from instruments and accessories to apps and software. If you ever thought you might need it, you’ll find it there! We met with our brand reps to see what kind of new gear we could get this year, and there are two trumpets that I’m very excited about!  We will be getting the newly designed Bach 190 C trumpet, which was a real joy to play. That beautiful core sound...

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What’s on My Bench? Early 70s Bach Model 37 Trumpet

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What’s on My Bench? Early 70s Bach Model 37 Trumpet

Here you see a very nice Bach 37 from around 1970 or 1971. It was quite dirty and everything was stuck except the pistons, but it has cleaned up quite nicely! Aside from some missing lacquer and a few scars from dent removal, there’s nothing wrong with it at all.

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What’s on My Bench? Bach Mt. Vernon Alto Trombone

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What’s on My Bench?  Bach Mt. Vernon Alto Trombone

Here’s a cool little horn I finished up today - a Bach Mt. Vernon Model 6 alto trombone! This alto trombone was a conversion done on a regular Model 6, and the tech did quite a nice job on it. Note the unusual tuning mechanism! This horn plays well, and is quite attractive, having retained most of its original gold plate. The boss almost kept this one for his own collection, but decided to sell instead. It even comes with its original Mt. Vernon case! Look for this one in our listings soon - it’s clean and completely ready for...

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