Converting a C trumpet in Bb

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Daniel Nole, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Daniel Nole

    Daniel Nole New Friend

    Mar 29, 2007
    I play a Schilke C7 trumpet and I have thinked in the future to ordered a set of slides to convert this instrument in Bb.
    From some publications the intonation of the Bb after this conversion can suffer.How critic is the tunning with the slides
    Bb in the C?
    Some idea or recomendations?

    Many thanks


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  2. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Heart of Dixie
    Don't know about the Schilke, but I bought a set of C to Bb conversion slides for my Bach Strad C, and they didn't work very well. Numerous intonation problems, many more than the C had. The best solution is to buy a good Bb trumpet.
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    I wouldn't do it.
    The intonation problems come from the shorter C lead pipe. Schilke makes such good instruments that the degredation would be noticable. If you need a Bb and don't have much money, buy a used ax. Just make sure that you play before you pay!

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