Leadpipe question...

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

  1. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    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

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    "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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