The Bach 180 series trumpets are the number one selling professional trumpets in the world, and they remain the sound choice of artists globally. An incredibly versatile instrument, the 18043 offers everything today’s most discriminating players desire. Combining his talents as a musician and an engineer, Vincent Bach created brass instruments of unparalleled quality that is often copied but never duplicated. The 180 series offers depth and color of sound coupled with the even intonation and response a professional player needs. Nothing beats the sound of a Bach.
Excellent for all-around playing, the Bach 18043 Stradivarius pro trumpet features a standard-weight body and #43 bell to produce a broad, bright, open sound that allows this trumpet to work well in settings from jazz to concert to solo playing. The #25 leadpipe allows for slight resistance that is effective in centering tone production while the clear lacquer finish provides a subtle warmth. These features combined with a .459" medium-large bore allow the player to produce a well-rounded sound, suitable for all types of music.
Available with a reverse leadpipe as 18043R, silver finish with a reverse leadpipe 180S43R, or a #37 lacquer bell with reverse leadpipe as 18037R. A reverse leadpipe slides into the tuning slide instead of the tuning slide sliding into the leadpipe. There is no narrowing of the tube, just expansion, which eliminates air push back, providing slightly less resistance and better control over tone and intonation.
Model 18043 shown.