Bach LT16M Counterweight

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Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by javcis31 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:04 pm

Good evening! Or morning, wherever you may be.

I am on the hunt for a counterweight for my Bach 16. It wasn't provided with one due to the lightweight slide, however I have always preferred the extra weight. Online, all I can find are Bach counterweights for the larger models, 36, 42, etc. They only fit the dimensions for their tubing, not the 16. Does anybody know where I could get ahold of one or have one made? Thanks!
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by pompatus » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:35 pm

It may be worth the trouble of giving the Brasslab a shout to see if they have anything left or could turn one out. Here’s a link, but I’m not sure if there’s a better way to be in touch with them now.

https://www.thebrasslab.com/collections/all
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by javcis31 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:14 pm

Thanks a ton! I'll check them out.
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by pfrancis » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:23 am

I have a Corporation LT16M and a Bach counterweight fits perfectly.

To the best of my knowledge Bach only makes the one weight for their Stradivarius models. I double checked on their parts website and took a screenshot of what models the weight fits.

Also, Bach uses the same tuning slide assembly for all model 12 and 16 trombones. So even though you do not see your model listed specifically (LT16M) it should work just fine should you decide to go the manufacturer route.
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by pfrancis » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:27 am

Also, here it is on my horn:
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by javcis31 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:24 pm

I'd love to purchase one, do you have the link to this? Thanks!
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by javcis31 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:45 pm

Thanks, doesn't the Hickeys description specifically say "will not fit smaller horns"?
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by greenbean » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:36 pm

I would call Hornguys to see if they have the right one. They know what's what.
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by Slidemo » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:58 am

Try the Shires 3 piece... I have it on a Bach model 8 and it fits perfectly. The stock Bach weight won't clamp on flat between the tuning slide ferrules.

I've had a 16M before and the stock Bach weight didn't fit that horn either.

Brasslab is a great shout for a custom fit. Chuck will make any size and weight you need.

Hamo.
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by javcis31 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:23 am

Thanks for the pointers guys, I've reached out to Chuck at BrassLab and he might be the one. Appreciated!
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by dukesboneman » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:04 pm

I had a standard Bach counterweight on my 16M for a while. Fit fine
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by Matt K » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:46 pm

Just incase you didn't get one, I discovered this morning that I have a small bore Bach bell section sitting in my closet. I have no idea when I got it. I think its a TB200. In either case, I have a counterweight on it so it should fit small bore bachs. PM if you're interested. Would give a good rate.
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by doctortrombone » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:17 am

I went a similar route to Matt's with a Mt Vernon Mercury model. The Bach student horn counterweights fit the pro tenors, and look good on them.
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Re: Bach LT16M Counterweight

Post by bimmerman » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:07 am

I have the counterweight in the photos above-- I haven't used it much on the 16 and instead use it on my Edwards, but it doesn't really fit that horn either. What worked for me was to use Kleenex to shim the ID to size.

Quick, cheap, and works.
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