Vincent Bach Nerd Stuff

How to optimize your Bach Stradivarius trumpet, from home.  Things I wish I knew a long time ago.

Instrument Care and Optimization

I use and recommend Monster oils and grease.  

Valve oil

Slide oil

Tuning slide grease

Complete care kit


Alison Balsom on Spotify.  You want to sound like this.
The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli & Frescobaldi .  Also this.

Spotify Playlist of great jazz

Brass Chats by Monster Oil – interviews with great brass players

Trumpet Herald – online forum and marketplace for professional and amateur trumpet players.  Beware… here be monsters.   Phil O'Neill's channel

"Mystery To Mastery" channel by Greg Spence on Youtube

Monette card that comes with their mouthpieces explaining posture

Stuff I Made

Which trumpet mouthpiece should my students play?  TLDR:  just get a Bach 3C and go practice

How to ship a trumpet without it getting damaged.

Help for trumpet beginners trying to play higher.