525 vs MTV-NV Leadpipe

Discussion in 'Horns' started by tbone, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. tbone

    tbone New Friend

    Mar 10, 2007
    MK Drawing 525 vs Mount Vernon Leadpipe

    I'm interested in either installing a 525 leadpipe or MT Vernon leadpipe on a Bach 37 from MK Drawing. Any opinions on which one to get? Horn is used for orchestral playing.
  2. matthoffner

    matthoffner Pianissimo User

    Jul 12, 2005
    minneapolis, mn
    He will send you both on a trial. I like the 525 much more - I found it to be more open and with better intonation. The MTV seemed to make my sound "darker" and I thought the intonation was worse. I was using these leadpipes on a Mount Vernon Bb as well.

    Having said that, I think that those leadpipes help the horn project, especially older horns. At the same time, the change didn't seem as drastic as when I put on a Blackburn leadpipe/tuning slide (but that was a different instrument).

    Talk to Charlie Melk about it, he is a nice guy and knows alot about this stuff. Best of luck,


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