The International Horn Society is a global horn community. We celebrate diversity and exercise tolerance, and we are here to offer support, resources, and inspiration. Views expressed by individual members of the IHS do not necessarily reflect our values and aims of the society as a whole.

Leadpipes

More
03 aug 2018 07:12 #1728 by Anthony Chiarito
Leadpipes was created by Anthony Chiarito
I've been playing horn for 48 years, and playing the same King Eroica for the past 35 of those. I've never had any customization done, but am investigating a new leadpipe, and would appreciate any input! Thanks!

Please Inloggen to join the conversation.

More
05 aug 2018 11:37 - 05 aug 2018 11:40 #1729 by Chris Crawley
Replied by Chris Crawley on topic Leadpipes
So much of horn design is a balance or compromise between mutually exclusive issues. Unless you assume the designers of the standard King Eroica leadpipe were incompetent (or unless your original leadpipe has been damaged) what you already have is at at least a reasonable working compromise that will probably give the horn its best all-round performance.

A custom pipe may, for example, emphasise a horn's upper register, giving better "slotting" or clarity, but it will at the same time be poorer in, say, its lower register's response. If you play mainly higher parts, that could be an asset.

However, don't expect there will be some magical all-round improvement with a custom leadpipe. To ensure you're getting the best out of your present set-up, please do check your present leadpipe is totally clean (use a cleaning snake) and likewise your mouthpiece. Maybe also check the rest of the inside of the horn is clean.

If you do decide to go ahead, have a thorough discussion with your chosen designer and find out exactly what the custom leadpipe will do.

I once had a custom leadpipe fitted to a Conn 28D, as an experiment. It improved the register above the stave noticeably; notes were more clearly defined and better in tune - formerly they had been slightly flat. As I was playing high parts at the time, I kept the custom pipe. However, the lower register was slightly less resonant and powerful. When I sold the instrument I sold it with both pipes.
Last edit: 05 aug 2018 11:40 by Chris Crawley.

Please Inloggen to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.218 seconds

Wij gebruiken cookies op onze web site. Sommigen zijn essentieel voor het correct functioneren van de site, terwijl anderen ons helpen om de site en gebruikerservaring te verbeteren (tracking cookies). U kan zelf kiezen of u deze cookies wil toestaan of niet. Let op dat als u onze cookies weigert mogelijk niet alle functies van de site beschikbaar zijn.

Ok