The result was no better than the venture of American Motors Corp. ) Most recently, parts design & brand names have been interchanged between models.That blurs lines of quality & expectation…did you know that the newest Conn Vintage One and Benge 90 models are actually on a King valveset? Why spend on Vintage classic/mod & not a new trumpet? A vintage or student horn can have all the features of a pro model - be just as easy to play, for a much lower price. A custom Classic is a vintage, quality horn modified and rebuilt, with custom improvements which bring it into the 21st century, and raise it to a professional horn standard.he entered into compulsory military service in the Imperial Navy, worked as an elevator operator, and then was re-conscripted during which time he served as a military musician in the Austrian Marine Band.When he left the military the second time, Vincent decided to defy his family’s wishes and pursued a career as a solo cornetist touring Europe.The three parts that were variously available in nickel silver were the leadpipe, the balusters (upper valve casings) and the slide tubing coming from each valve. 4-5/8″ on standard Reynolds trumpets) that may have aided in greater sound projection.I’ve identified four material combinations so far (Models A-D), each with either a brass bell or sterling silver bell. Trumpets from Reynolds’ first decade of operations feature an ornate engraving pattern across the width of the bell flare. Reynolds B♭ Trumpet | Bell: brass bell | Body: brass with nickel-silver upper valve casings (balusters) | Valves: top-loaded, inner-spring, solid nickel-silver valve pistons | Finish: clear lacquer | Other: B♭/A tuning ring F. Reynolds B♭ Trumpet | Body: brass bell, tubing and valve block; nickel-silver leadpipe and upper valve casings (balusters) | Valves: top-loaded, inner-spring, solid nickel-silver valve pistons | Finish: clear lacquer | Other: B♭/A tuning ring After Scherl & Roth took over operations in 1946, it appears that the engraving pattern changed to a vertical block lettering style.
return to top of page No one makes a trumpet with the sound I want! My Bb & C trumpets play so differently, what can I do? By using Bb parts to build a C conversion, your C trumpet will feel very close to the Bb version.He ran an advertisement that read "How to become a wizard on cornet without practicing" and accumulated 0 in orders in a short time and began his career as a manufacturer.Shortly after this move, Bach removed the “Faciebat Anno” marking from his bell engraving that had been in use since before the 100th horn, and began stamping the bells with “Model” followed by numbers for the bell mandrel and bore size.Some horns have "New York 67" as the location on the bell and are sometimes mistaken for a "67" bell model, however 67 was the pre-zipcode postal code for the Bronx.* Note: Vincent Bach used the trade names of Stradivarius, Mercedes, Mercury, Minerva, & Apollo.
In conjunction with these changes (and with the introduction of the Contempora and Emperor models), the Reynolds trumpet began to be designated as the “Professional” model. In addition, the main bell engraving changed to a lengthwise script that simply says “Reynolds” and product catalogs subsequently refer to them as “Professional” models.