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Extraordinary Associate of the Month August 2013 - Brad Carter
By John Feldman
8/14/2013 11:15:00 AM  

Extraordinary Associate of the Month, August 2013 - Brad Carter

He’s back! The man, the myth ... Bradpa Mosely Carter is West Music’s August 2013 Associate of the Month!

After a short leave, (or extended vacation depending on how you look at it), Brad came back to us in full force. Not only is he holding down the full time receiving position with an unprecedented grace and friendliness, but he’s knocking down part time sales numbers as well. Brad does all this while managing to complete all shipping and receiving duties in a very busy warehouse.

What can’t he do you may ask? Eat! Rumor is he may occasionally snack on cardboard boxes before putting them in the crusher, but other than that, no one here has ever seen him ingest a single ounce of food. He may not even be human, which would explain his impressive work ethic!

Congratulations Brad and thanks for all you do!

- as told by John Feldman, Coralville Store Manager

Tags: extraordinary associate of the month, brad carter, west music coralville
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What’s the Big Deal About the Bach Stradivarius Trumpets?
By John Feldman
7/7/2010 4:50:00 PM  

The main difference between intermediate and professional trumpets, like the Bach Stradivarius, is the bell design.

Professional trumpets have bells that are hand hammered from one piece of brass, whereas student and intermediate trumpets have a two piece bell design. With a two piece bell there is a resistant solder joint that can cause the sound and response to be “dead.”

Bach also claims to have found the secret in the annealing process, which means they know exactly what temperatures to heat and cool the metal and when to do so. This process aligns the molecules in the metal and creates the legendary “Bach” sound.

Good luck getting your hands on this formula--Vincent Bach’s secret’s are kept under lock and key and known only to a few of the most trusted Bach employees in Indiana.

Tags: Trumpet, Trumpet Bell, Bach Stradivarius, Bach Strad, Bach, Bach Trumpets, Student Music, Student Instruments, One Piece Bell, Two Piece Bell, Bach Sound
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