Bach Screening Process
Stradivarius trumpets are made by hand. Even with the improved manufacturing techniques that Bach returned to, this inevitably will create some variance. So with every Bach Stradivarius that comes in our shop, Dave Kessler personally inspects every single one. He checks for structural defects, cosmetic defects and assembly defects. The vibration of the instrument to ensure that the trumpet is a responsive horn. If a Bach Stradivarius is assembled poorly, this results in unnecessary stress in the solder joints that actually hinder vibration and in turn, negatively affects the performance of the Bach Stradivarius trumpet. The most important test of the trumpet for Dave is the vibration test. If a horn doesn’t vibrate well itself (outside of even playing the horn), then it will not be a great playing trumpet.
If a Bach Stradivarius fails ANY of our tests is sent back to Bach, period.
We go through great lengths to ensure that our Bach Stradivarius Trumpets are AMAZING instruments. We are going to send you a Bach Stradivarius trumpet that is the epitome of what a Bach Stradivarius trumpet should be. You are going to get a great playing trumpet.
However, in the end we are all different people and we all have different needs
You are the final person in our Bach Screening Process!
This is why we give you a trial period. When you get a new Stradivarius trumpet from Kessler & Sons Music, it is accompanied by a 3 day evaluation period. Once you receive it, you have 3 days to test the trumpet yourself. If for ANY reason you are not 100% satisfied with it, you simply let us know and you send it back for a refund or exchange, your choice.
We have an unbelievably low return rate on Bach Stradivarius trumpets specifically because we go through the process to get you a great horn! No other shop out there goes through the lengths that we do for you!