Yamaha Xeno C/Bb

Discussion in 'Horns' started by Wynton, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. Wynton

    Wynton New Friend

    Jul 9, 2005
    Does anyone know if I can get a tuning slide for a Yamaha Xeno C trumpet to tune it to Bb? Any good?

  2. trumpetpimp

    trumpetpimp Piano User

    Dec 6, 2003
    You would need a new tuning slide as well as all your throw slides(first valve, etc).

    I don't think it's availble for Yamahas. Bach has a kit for C trumpets to tune to Bb. I wouldn't anticipate the tuning to be very good either. On most horns that play in two(or more) keys, like Eb/D and Bb/A piccolos, one side is almost always better than the other.

    I think I'd prefer to just carry two horns around. Well, actually, I do carry two horns around. :-)
  3. sinfoniantrumpeter

    sinfoniantrumpeter Pianissimo User

    Apr 10, 2005
    WOW...WYNTON!!! Welcome to the site. You mean you are forsaking Dave for yammie??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  4. Double_G

    Double_G Pianissimo User

    May 4, 2005
    Gordonsville, TN
    I wouldn't buy any horn that is tuned in two different keys. Nothing good can come more than.
  5. pmkt16

    pmkt16 New Friend

    Oct 24, 2004
    Why? You won't buy most piccolos or do what most people do for a D/Eb?
  6. MalinTrumpet

    MalinTrumpet Pianissimo User

    Nov 7, 2004
    New York City
    As trumpets get bigger(longer) the difference between each key gets substantially bigger. Even piccolos play better in 1 key than the other. Having a tunable bell, so one can change the bell, improves things substantially but IMHO no trumpet that plays in 2 keys plays equally well in both. I have an old Yamaha D trumpet that plays better in D than my friend's Eb/D.

    Larry Malin

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