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On Thursday, September 7th, Conn-Selmer honored its exclusive Japanese Vincent Bach distributor Nonaka Boeki with a presentation of the 700,000th Bach Stradivarius trumpet.  The 700,000th serial number instrument was built at the Bach plant in June and was held for the special presentation in front of the entire manufacturing team.

 

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Conn-Selmer and Selmer Paris are proud to announce a collaboration project for two new saxophone models with planned arrival in time for the 2012 holiday season. Since the inception of the saxophone, the Selmer Paris brand has become the most recognized name in professional instruments. As the North American distributor and the owner of the Selmer name in the USA, Conn-Selmer has established an equally strong market position in student and intermediate instruments. This collaboration will draw the two companies’ brands together in performance and value for price packages that cannot be offered by any other manufacturer.
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Gonzalez Reeds has launched three new lines of reeds – The Classic line for all wind instruments, the Jazz line for alto and tenor saxophone, and the GD line for Bb clarinet. Already known for their high quality cane and exceptional playability, these lines will help round out Gonzalez’ offerings and give every player something to choose from in the Gonzalez family.
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Upholding the Tradition of Master Trumpet Maker Vincent Bach, We Proudly Introduce the Newest in the World-Class Line of Bach Stradivarius.

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ER402RC4.jpgDr. Eugene Rousseau, famed performing artist and master teacher of saxophone, has recently introduced an important new addition to his popular saxophone mouthpiece line.  The new E.Rousseau RC alto saxophone mouthpieces deliver a centered, darker tone, a wide dynamic range and terrific response, including a distinctively improved lower register. 


The RC mouthpiece design features slightly reshaped sidewalls and baffle, and is now available for alto saxophone in three facings – RC3 (med. close), RC4 (medium) and RC5 (med. open).  The E.Rousseau saxophone mouthpiece line is distributed by music dealers worldwide through Conn-Selmer.

Dr. Rousseau’s mouthpieces include special designs for both classical and jazz performance.  The Classic R Series is designed to meet the needs of the serious classical performer. These mouthpieces provide a warm centered tone, positive response, and powerful projection. The New Classic line delivers for players that prefer a more controlled response.  Recently added is the Classic RC Series for Alto that features a centered, darker tone and provides for a wide dynamic range with terrific response, including a distinctively improved lower register.

The E.Rousseau Jazz models are designed for power and versatility needed to cover the entire spectrum of jazz, pop and rock performance. The Studio Jazz Series provides excellent edge and power, but remains consistent with a traditional solid tonal center, while the JDX Series features a unique wedged baffle that balances a stable sound with greater power, offering the edge and projection needed to "cut through".  The Jazz Metal mouthpieces allow the player to achieve a powerful tone with an excellent balance of edge and warmth.

 
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January 18, 2013

The leading name in brass instruments presents the newest innovation to finely crafted trombones – Introducing The Artisan Trombone Collection from Vincent Bach

PRECISION, PERFORMANCE, POSSIBILITIES

The Bach Stradivarius trombone 85-year tradition has been in bands and orchestras around the world for decades. Today, The Artisan Trombone Collection, takes the Bach Stradivarius trombone to the next level.  With an intense focus on precision, The Artisan Trombone Collection offers superior performance. The result is endless possibilities for even the most discriminating artist.

The Artisan Trombone Collection features three distinct valve options, three main tuning slide options, three bell options and three hand slide options.  All are interchangeable and many have never been available on the Bach Stradivarius trombone before. The Artisan Trombone Collection provides innovative combinations for artists to own the trombone that fulfills their needs. 

The Artisan Trombone Collection will consist of three standard models that incorporate the most popular features from the options listed above.  A fourth, custom configurable model, will also be available to allow artists to choose the options that are best suited for them.  All models are outfitted in elegant cases that combine classic Vincent Bach styling, contemporary materials and exceptional design.

The Artisan Trombone Collection – Standard Models

A47I – Infinity (axial-flow) model, yellow brass, hand-hammered Artisan bell with flat rim and soldered steel wire, reverse main tuning slide with yellow brass crook, .547 bore hand slide with yellow brass outside tubes and bottom crook, patented adjustable lever system.
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A47MLR – “La Rosa” model, open wrap “F” attachment, yellow brass, hand-hammered Artisan bell with flat rim and soldered steel wire, reverse main tuning slide with gold brass crook, .547 bore hand slide with yellow brass outside tubes and bottom crook. Developed in cooperation with Massimo La Rosa.
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A47 – Straight trombone (no valve), standard yellow brass gooseneck, yellow brass, hand-hammered Artisan bell with flat rim and soldered steel wire, reverse main tuning slide with yellow brass crook, .547 bore hand slide with yellow brass outside tubes and bottom crook.
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The Artisan Trombone Collection – Custom Model

A47CUSTOM – Available as a configured horn with the following options. Components can also be ordered separately.

BELL

B47Y – Standard weight, yellow brass Artisan bell with flat rim

B47G – Standard weight, gold brass Artisan bell with flat rim

B47GLT - Light weight, gold brass Artisan bell with flat rim

VALVE

V47I – Infinity model, .562 bore through “F” section, advanced branch tooling that eliminates one solder connection, patented adjustable lever system

V47ML03 – “La Rosa” model, open wrap design, .562 bore through “F” section, offset rotor casing, unique branch configuration and bracing to maximize response and sound quality. Developed in cooperation with Massimo La Rosa

V47 – Gooseneck only in yellow brass

TUNING SLIDE

TS47Y – Reverse tuning, yellow brass crook

TS47G – Reverse tuning, gold brass crook

TS47N – Reverse tuning, nickel silver crook                         

HAND SLIDE

HS47Y – .547 bore, standard weight, yellow brass outside slide tubes and slide crook

HS47NLT - .547 bore, lightweight nickel silver outside slide tubes, nickel silver slide crook    

HS47LB - .562 bore, standard weight, yellow brass outside slide tubes and slide crook                                                                 

Development, acoustic design and testing of The Artisan Trombone Collection was aided by Bach artist Massimo La Rosa, Principal Trombone with The Cleveland Orchestra.  

The Artisan Trombone Collection gives artists a wide variety of options to configure their Bach Stradivarius trombone to an extent that has not been possible until now,” said Mark Gifford, Director of Marketing, Low Brass for Conn-Selmer.  “Precision and technology combine with the tradition of Bach to create an instrument that is truly special.” 

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January 18, 2013

A new year brings new additions to Bach.

Introducing the new, versatile and expressive sound of two Bach Stradivarius trumpets. Upholding the legendary tradition of master craftsman and visionary Vincent Bach, both deliver an ingenious sound to the world-class line of Bach Stradivarius.

LR19043B_LR190S43B_2.jpgThese new additions create a sound like no other.  Innovations in bell and two-piece valve casing make these new models stand out.  Jose Hernandez, world renowned trumpet player enthusiastically stated, “The Bach Stradivarius model LR19043B has made the Mariachi Sol De Mexico brass section sound like never before!! Classic in style, beautiful in sound, craftsmanship second to none!” These trumpets exude versatile expressive sound, open feel and quick response.

Design features include standard weight one-piece hand-hammered bronze bell, lightweight body, reversed leadpipe, two-piece valve construction, first slide finger ring, third slide reversed rod stop, Monel pistons, deluxe engraving and a deluxe wood shell case with cover. Available in lacquer finish (LR19043B) and silver plating (LR190S43B).

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Recognizing Daellenbach's impact on the music world, presenters Dan Perantoni (Indiana University) and Robert Tucci (Bavarian Opera Orchestra) underscored a career that has taken the sound of brass to millions of listeners throughout the world.

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The Oregon Crusaders, Oregon’s Major League Team in Marching Music, received the top marching brass honors at the Drum Corps International (DCI) Open Class competition on Tuesday, August 7th in Michigan City, Indiana with a score of 19.40 in brass performance.  With their 2012 program “Dreaming in Color,” Oregon Crusaders went on to the world class competition where they received 18th place for their brass performance.

 

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Conn-Selmer was honored to be featured in an article in the August issue of Music Trades Magazine.  The story focused on Conn-Selmer’s focus on US manufacturing and an alignment of new resources centered on its dealer partners. 

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