This C180SL229W30 features a #229 one-piece hand-hammered professional bell. It produces a big, rich, slightly broader sound with great projection. The #25H leadpipe offers a free-blowing feel and a bigger tone with more flexibility. The silver-plate finish provides a controlled brilliance to the overall sound. These features combined with a .462 large bore allow the player to produce a well-rounded sound well suited for all orchestral literature.