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What’s on My Bench? A New York Bach Cornet!

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What’s on My Bench? A New York Bach Cornet!

It seems like we just keep getting lots of fabulous vintage Bachs lately - I can hardly keep track!! This little beauty dates somewhere between 1950-1952, and is in really great shape for a horn of this age. It still has about 60% of its original lacquer, which has aged to a nice dark color, and has been taken care of during its time. It has its original case, and is now clean and ready for the next lucky player! This horn has been photographed and should be listed very shortly, so keep an eye out if you’re interested -...

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What’s on My Bench? A 1957 Holton Bass Trumpet!

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What’s on My Bench? A 1957 Holton Bass Trumpet!

Wow, I’ve had some cool stuff lately, and this one was a whole lot of fun! This one has had some work done in the past, but it’s in pretty nice shape overall. It’s mostly raw brass at this point in its life, so I left as much patina as I could. That red brass bell is a beauty! It needed a good solid clean, and new felts and corks, but other than that not much. It had a replacement water key that was a bad fit causing leaks, but I found an age appropriate one that was a better...

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What’s on My Bench? A 1948 Bach 42 Trumpet!

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What’s on My Bench? A 1948 Bach 42 Trumpet!

Yes, brass fans - you read that correctly - a 42 bell trumpet! You can check out the original specs of the horn on the photo of the shop card, too! This horn is almost all original, with roughly 70% of its lacquer remaining, and has seen very little trauma in its long life. The leadpipe has been replaced with a copper one and the 2nd valve slide pull knob is missing, but it’s nice and straight and shows very little evidence of repair otherwise. It even comes with the original case! Unfortunately we don’t have the original shop card...

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What’s on My Bench? An Awesome Edwards Trombone!

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What’s on My Bench? An Awesome Edwards Trombone!

There have been lots and lots of horns across my bench lately, but I thought I’d take a few moments to show you this one - an Edwards trombone with Thayer valve and TB-C slide. This is a very nice professional instrument, and the previous owner cared for it as it only had one small dent. It was, however, pretty full of calcification and had a few stuck parts due to not having a regular chem clean. While a regular home clean will take care of a lot of the yuck we blow into our horns, a professional chem clean...

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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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