The new 19072V is the long-awaited successor to the classic Bach Vindabona trumpet models. We worked with our top artists to improve on Bach’s original design concepts of a large bell flare with a step bore design to create something special. A revised #44 leadpipe in lightweight nickel silver and MLV bore size that grows from .448" - .459" balances the large #72 bell. This instrument provides the player with a nearly unlimited color palate and breadth of sound while maintaining the agility of a much smaller bore instrument. Vincent Bach’s original idea of pairing the bore and bell size of a German rotary trumpet with the valve block of a French instrument gave birth to a uniquely American trumpet sound.
Bach’s Research & Development team examined the most famous horns in Bach’s history to identify the optimal weight, construction, material, and assembly of Bach’s valve cluster. As a result of our efforts, we have produced a newly designed valve cluster delivering a faster response and a more vibrant sound. Nothing beats the sound of Bach.
The 19072V is built on an MLV .459" two-piece valve chassis with nickel balusters, nickel outer slides and brass valve guides. The standard weight, side-seam #72 bell with a round steel wire bell is heavier than normal for the 190 series. The additional weight provides the player with an even richer core to their sound and the freedom to push their instrument without fear of the sound getting crass. The large flared #72 bell is paired with the #44 leadpipe in lightweight nickel silver and our updated step bore design, Medium Large Vindabona (‘MLV’), that gradually grows from small bore to medium large bore. This creates a conical front end, similar to a cornet, that allows the player to achieve a cornet-like beauty to their sound when desired. Even though it may start conical, the heart of the instrument is still a cylindrical .459" bore and responds with a brilliant and vibrant sound when pushed. The horn features a narrow width wrap and nickel Z braces, reminiscent of the NY era for ultimate responsiveness. The efficient #44 leadpipe in lightweight nickel silver provides the agility associated with a lightweight pipe while the nickel silver material keeps the sound focused and warm. This instrument is the ideal choice for someone looking for a big sound with minimal effort. Our artists find it to be well-suited for all genres but especially popular for soloing in front of a big band like Sean Jones or leading from the back of the band like Summer Camargo on SNL.
Standard weight two-piece valve block with nickel balusters, nickel outer slides, nickel top and bottom caps, brass rings and brass fingerhook
One-piece, side seam, standard weight #72 bell with a steel wire round bead in yellow brass
Narrow wrap with new nickel Z braces
#44 leadpipe in lightweight nickel silver
Updated MLV Step bore design
New brass finger hook design inspired by New York, Mt. Vernon and Elkhart eras.