My Trumpet seems to fail, and it is a Bach Strad

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by faulken, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    I think he means shortening the shank, not turning it down.
     
  2. badenia

    badenia Piano User

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    I looked at a couple of my Conn's. I see a gap between the end of the mouthpipe taper and the rest of the mouthpipe, but I don't seem to have a lip. I used a toothpick as suggested and a depth gauge. Neither will catch st the "gap." Is the gap "issue" a Bach structure only?
     
  3. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

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    I'll bet you're right. Sorry about that.

    As for Conns, I don't believe the old Conn trumpets have a lip in the receiver, and a lot of cornets don't, either. Most modern trumpets do have the lip, though. Even though there's no gap, the Conn Loyalist has an article on the insertion depth of mouthpieces on those old receivers:

    The Conn Loyalist
     
  4. faulken

    faulken Pianissimo User

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    @ dale,

    if gap is space. and the mouthpiece goes to deep, creating less space between that lip and MP, then to increase it use tape and or cut shank. am I not understanding the problem properly?
     
  5. faulken

    faulken Pianissimo User

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    I see Gzent make it clear my intent. thanks
     

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