196S Trumpet

Bach 196S

Vincent Bach combined his unique talents as both a musician and an engineer to create brass instruments of unequalled tonal quality. Often copied but never duplicated, Bach Stradivarius instruments today remain the sound choice of artists worldwide.
The Bach Stradivarius model 196S is a versatile short bell piccolo trumpet with a signature Bach sound. It combines a .401" bore with a one-piece hand-hammered short yellow brass bell resulting in both great projection and broad timber. Four Monel pistons extend the range to low. Two separate A and Bb mouthpipes with trumpet shank mouthpiece receivers are designed to optimize the tuning in both Bb and A. The silver-plate finish provides a controlled brilliance to the overall sound. The 196S is a versatile and nimble piccolo trumpet well suited for all types of playing.


  • Key of A/Bb
  • .401" bore
  • One-piece hand-hammered short yellow brass bell
  • Four valves
  • Mouthpipes for Bb and A
  • Monel pistons
  • 3rd slide ring
  • Silver-plate finish
  • Bach 7E mouthpiece
  • HLBLP1 leather gig bag case
  • Available in clear lacquer finish as model 196
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