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    Benge Leadpipe Mouthpeice Gaposis

    So I was looking at the lead pipe for my stock 3X ML Benge and noticed none of my Schilke mpc would seat into the leadpipe bore leaving a gap of maybe 3/8". This is first time I noticed this so shame on me - but this leads me to beleive I have had to over compensate for intonation issues in various registers since I played this horn.

    Need I worry or should I call the Zig "The Docktor" Kanstul to a checkup?

    Worried in Portland (and wet).

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    Re: Benge Leadpipe Mouthpeice Gaposis

    Are you saying that you *want* the Schilke mouthpieces to have a gap of 3/8" in your Benge, but they don't? Or that they *do* have a gap of about 3/8", but aren't seating somehow?
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    Question Re: Benge Leadpipe Mouthpeice Gaposis

    Like the gap between 2 front teeth - I have it now and beleive it is not optimal for playing since it causes the airflow to tumble since the interface delaminates the air causing resulting _______ what? I understand the science but not the result in playing and if it should not be that way. Heck my Olds Opera has the same issue with the Schilke mpcs so I am wondering if its the mpcs or manufacturers dont care.

    Thanks for replying
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    Re: Benge Leadpipe Mouthpeice Gaposis

    Most instruments are set up for a mouthpiece gap of around 1/8". I have the tools for increasing or decreasing the gap without unsoldering anything.
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    Re: Benge Leadpipe Mouthpeice Gaposis

    Ivan...
    Thanks for replying.
    Lets not drapg out the lathes and tube expanders just yet. If there is no real problem and applied practice reinforces that - then why chage it? I am looking for players that have actual experience with this sort of issue and can tell me not to worry.

    so hold on for a bit
    Mayne

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    Re: Benge Leadpipe Mouthpeice Gaposis

    1/8" plus or minus..go practice

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