Benge 3x+ leadpipe change

Discussion in 'Horns' started by Brian H. Smout, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. Brian H. Smout

    Brian H. Smout Piano User

    Hi All,

    Has anyone switched their leadpipe to the Kanstul CG pipe? If so, how did it improve the instrument? Thanks,

  2. felix c

    felix c Pianissimo User

    Dec 5, 2003
    Puerto Rico
    Dear friend:
    I have read in TH that a person change the lead pipe from his 3X+ from a UMI one with poor results, a lot of person including me recomend that call Kanstul an Ask for the lead pipe of a Chicago 1001, he change for the leadpipe of a Chicago 1070 Big band anf the results were terrific. He found that his horn was more open and free blowing. So considere this 2 alternatives. Im a Benge trumpet Fan, If my UMI 3X+ leadpipe dies I will call Kanstul and order the 1070 lead pipe and/or 1001/1070 tunning slide which Mr. Kanstul recomends without any doubt.
  3. G-MAN

    G-MAN New Friend

    Nov 21, 2003
    North Vancouver
    There is a music teacher here in North Vancouver who plays an LA Benge 3x+ and he changed to a De Bruyker (spelling?) lead pipe and what he told me was his range increased by three semitones.

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