Leadpipe alternatives

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  1. leon_beckenham@hotmail.co

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    I need to replace the lead pipe in my Yamaha Xeno and have just been told that there is not a single one available in Europe, and Yamaha can't say when they are going to make a new batch...

    So I was wondering if it would be a terrible idea to get a different lead pipe as a replacement, and if so which would be suitable.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Sterling

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    Try Blackburn leadpipes. They would work well with Yamaha trumpets.
     
  3. trickg

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    Beat me to it.
     
  4. larry tscharner

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    +1 Beat me to beating me to it. Could be better than original.
     
  5. trickg

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    I'd say that there's probably a 90% chance or better that it would be better than the original - every trumpet I have ever played with a Blackburn leadpipe has been really nice, although to be fair, they have all been Strads, so outside of a Bach, I don't have a perspective.
     
  6. brian moon

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    M/K drawing makes leadpipes. I haven't had the opportunity to try one but am thinking about it. I do have a tuning slide made by them for a Yamaha 739 and it is excellent quality(IMHO).
     
  8. rowuk

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    Did you talk to Yamaha about this? In Germany they have an atelier for brass in Hamburg. Mr. Thomas Lubitsch is who you need to talk to.

    I am not sure that a Xeno gets better with a third party leadpipe. It is a horn that one buys for THAT sound. The intonation and blow are fantastic out of the box.



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  9. Mamba21500

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    Contact Will Spencer if you decide to go with M/K he is the UK dealer for their products (assuming you live in the UK), if not, the retailer that Rowuk recommended will probably be a better choice.
     

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