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Bach 42AG Tenor Trombone

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The Bach Stradivarius 42AG is a professional large bore (0.547") symphonic trombone with a goldbrass bell, brass slide and a Hagmann valve. The Bach 42 series trombone has defined the modern symphonic trombone sound. It has been copied in whole or part by many other makers, from large manufacturers to small specialty makers. The 42's characteristic sound is dark and resonant, with little edge and great carrying power. Like many of Vincent Bach's designs, it is famous for its ability to "slot," and for its uniformity of tone throughout its scale and dynamic range. It is especially well suited for orchestral work, where it can disappear into, subtly blend with or completely dominate an ensemble. Features include: 

  • Hagmann Freeflow Valve. The Renee Hagmann Freeflow valve provides for an uninterrupted airflow through the valve section. Made in Switzerland, and based upon traditional rotary valve technology, the valve is tight, fast and reliable. To most,the Hagmann blows as freely as a Thayer valve, and can be characterized as perhaps more "snappy" in its response. Using a Hagmann valve makes the horn free-blowing, allows the F attachment notes to match the open horn in both tone and feel, and makes fora fuller low register. 
  • 8.5" one-piece hand-hammered bell. A one-piece bell generally gives a better response over two-piece designs due to the lack of the additional solder joint at the bell flare. 
  • Goldbrass bell material. Though subject to debate, gold brass is often thought to make for a warmer sound to the player, with slightly less projection than yellow brass. No gold is used in the manufacture of such a bell. 
  • Brass outer slide tubes. Brass outer tubes are generally thought to help produce a darker, more intense sound with great projection that is less apt to "break up" at high volume levels. 
  • Seamless chrome-plated nickel silver inner slide tubes. The lack of a seam helps make the inner tubes perfectly round—they don't flatten or bulge at the seam. This, together with the polished nickel finish makes the action quick, light and quiet. 
  • Nickel silver slide handgrips. Lacquered nickel grips resist corrosion far better than brass grips and also prevent staining of your skin. 
  • Tubular nickel silver body braces. Nickel braces are lightweight and tough, reducing weight and increasing body integrity. 
  • Bach 6.5A mouthpiece. The 6.5A is a decent mouthpiece for this horn. It can be swapped for a 5G (a better match for experienced players) or any other in-stock Bach mouthpiece of similar cost at no additional charge. 
  • Fabric covered wood shell case. Bach's case is protective and durable, though a little on the large side. It has a zipper enclosure with a velcro flap. A large outside zippered pocket is convenient for music storage. 
  • Metal cleaning rod. Standard with every Bach Strad trombone. You're going to need one anyway, and this saves you the expense later on.

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