Leadpipe question...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by crowmadic, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Yee HAW!
    To the first question that the original poster asked, I would suggest that the leadpipe is that bit of tubing that starts with the mouthpiece receiver and travels, uninterrupted to the FIRST interruption. This is why the leadpipe on a reversed tuning slide instrument is longer than the "regular" and why it goes all the way to the 3rd valve casing on an Eclipse.

    And, "No", a tuning bell instrument does NOT have a longer tuning slide because they still use a tuning slide (with the attendant interruption) between the mouthpiece receiver and the 3rd casing.

    Now... where did I put the Mumbo-Jumbo grease?:dontknow:
  2. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 3, 2006
    "Time spent looking for the perfect leadpipe is often much better spent practicing perfectly on our imperfect instrument." I'm putting this quote by Vulgano Brother where I can see it prominantely. There's an abundance of technical information about trumpet construction etc. for those of us who seak. I think the bottom-line importance is the proper mouthpiece and plenty of proper practicing.
    Thanks again Vulgano Brother.

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