180S43 Trumpet

Bach 180S43

Vincent Bach combined his unique talents as both an accomplished musician and a talented 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 180 series Bb trumpets are the most versatile available offering more options that meet the demanding needs of today's most discriminating players.
The Bach 180 series trumpets are the number one selling professional trumpets in the world. The 180S43 features a #43 one-piece hand-hammered professional bell that produces a warm sound with slightly more control and with great projection allowing this instrument to work well in multiple musical settings—from jazz to concert or solo playing. The #25 leadpipe allows for slight resistance that is effective in centering tone production. The silver-plate finish provides a controlled brilliance to the overall sound. These features combined with a .459" medium-large bore allow the player to produce a well-rounded sound well suited for all types of music.


  • .459" medium-large bore
  • Standard weight body
  • Standard weight yellow brass one-piece hand-hammered #43 bell*
  • Standard construction #25 mouthpipe
  • Monel pistons
  • 1st slide thumb saddle
  • Adjustable 3rd slide rod stop
  • Clear lacquer finish**
  • Bach 7C mouthpiece
  • C180 woodshell case

*   Also available with a #37 bell as 18037 or a #37 silver bell as 180S37.
** Available in lacquer as 18043.

Available with a reverse leadpipe as 180S43R, lacquer finish with a reverse leadpipe 18043R, or a #37 lacquer bell with reverse leadpipe as 18037R. A reverse leadpipe slides into the tuning slide instead of the tuning slide sliding into the leadpipe. There is no narrowing of the tube, just expansion, which eliminates air push back, providing slightly less resistance and better control over tone and intonation.

Model 180S43 shown.