Yamaha Xeno C/Bb

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

  1. Wynton

    Wynton New Friend

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

    Thanks!
     
  2. trumpetpimp

    trumpetpimp Piano User

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    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

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    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

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    I wouldn't buy any horn that is tuned in two different keys. Nothing good can come more than.
     
  5. pmkt16

    pmkt16 New Friend

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

    MalinTrumpet Pianissimo User

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    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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