Adjusting Tapers on the trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Sungman, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Sungman

    Sungman Pianissimo User

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    I'm just curious, adjusting the tapers on the trumpet adjusts the ressistance right?
    IF so have any of you had good/bad experience with modding the resistance of your horn?
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Adjusting tapers means replacing bells or leadpipes. That makes it a different horn.

    It is also possible to adjust the backbore of a mouthpiece. If that is done by a qualified technician in the know, the mouthpiece remains balanced and playable. If done in a garage with a hand drill, the results are not predictable.

    The biggest change in resistance is not a function of the horn however. It is a function of body use. I have helped many students solve this "resistance" by adjusting the taper of their brain.
     
  3. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    :bravo:
     

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