Tuning Slide

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  1. trumpetPA2009

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    Hi, I am looking for a replacement tuning slide, I've looked everywhere and I can not seem to find it online at all. It's a square tuning slide from the lr180 series, (basically a reverse lead pipe), let me know if anyone has any idea's
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  2. willbarber

    willbarber Piano User

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    I have another question along the same lines.

    Would you be able to get a reverse leadpipe installed at a local repair shop? And would they make it by cutting and welding/soldering, or put a new leadpipe in, and get a new tuning slide?
     
  3. Dave Mickley

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    a good repair tech would have little problem in converting a standard tuning slide into a reverse model.[imho]
     
  4. willbarber

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    How much would it cost, apporximately? And what's the risk?
    I'm just scared the pipes, once chopped off and reattached to the opposite part, would snap off.

    How would they stick them on again?
     
  5. s.coomer

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    Once again you would have to take it to a very competent repair person who knows what they are doing. It would be reattached with solder, the same as it was originally attached.
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Will,
    the tubes are not just "stuck together". The slide is attached with a ferrule which is soldered and gives more strength.

    Changing the horn to a reversed style will change its sound and playing dramatically. There will be less core and projection, a brighter sound and the impression that it will be easier to play. If the front brace is not in exactly the right location, the response will go south. This is an easy conversion for a good tech, but the results are not trivial. I would suggest looking for a reversed pipe horn instead of converting. Then you know what the results will be!
     
  7. GoodMusic@PA

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    I answered your question in the Bb trumpet section but check out www.mkdrawings.com , they seem to make a lot of bach slides, you can also choose the material, email them and ask if they have the reverse slide kinds. hope that helped:-)
     
  8. willbarber

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    But the problem is, Robin, horns cost money.

    (at least relatively MORE money)
     
  9. rowuk

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    Yeah, but trashing the one that you have that WORKS is a risk with no guarantees!

    One of the most critical adjustments on a horn is the positioning of the bell braces. The bracing of the tuning slide is also important. A reversed tuning slide does not "fix" anything. I consider the mod too dangerous if it is your main horn.
     
  10. willbarber

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    How 'bout just a single-radius slide then, instead of the D shaped one that came on it?
    Ever compared the two?
     

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