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Another nearly new Benge Bb trumpet has arrived! This time with a #4 bell. This particular Benge was from the UMI generation of Benge trumpets, and made in Ohio. The #4 bell offers a darker sound than the more common #3 bell. In Benge's catalog, the #4 is described as "A flexible trumpet for players who like the sound of the 5x model but want a little more resistance." To compare the two, a #5 Benge has the same body as the #4 except for the leadpipe. The leadpipe on the #4 is a little tighter, offering more resistance and control. Benge trumpets are known for their well-tempered scale and their signature commercial sound, and many ended up in film and television soundtracks.
This Benge trumpet was given an ultrasonic cleaning and hand-polish by our professional brass technician when it arrived here in our store, and a pair of 3rd slide stop rod nuts were added after the cleaning. Its silver plate looks new, and the valves and slides all move freely and easily. There is evidence of a very small amount of pitting on the leadpipe, but our technician assures it that the leadpipe is still 100% functionality. The pitting is likely just in the plating and not in the pipe itself.
This Benge Bb Trumpet won't last long! It's in great shape and ready to take home. Stop by Horn Stash today to check it out!