Custom and replacement leadpipes for Bb and C trumpets
We can make leadpipes for any trumpet, but most of the time we replace original Bach leadpipes for our upgraded hand drawn parts. When doing this we always try to compliment the bell shape. A trumpet with a 37 style bell suddenly becomes more in tune and better slotting. A 43 or 72 bell style instrument gets fitted with another of our designs. These instruments really open up in the high register and become more responsive/agile with our dedicated parts. For trumpets with a different style bell we can do a fully custom design leadpipe. This procedure is a bit more costly because we have to calculate and produce a mandrel first.
Most players look for a new leadpipe to replace dezincificating (red rotting) parts. When the leadpipe starts falling apart usually there is also a problem in the tuning slide and sometimes also in the receiver and upper tuning slide sleeve. This is the ideal moment to replace it all for our parts. We usually use goldbrass or brass with a little more copper in the alloy to prolong the life of the new parts. We can recycle original water keys / finger hooks to keep the instrument looking original or we use our parts. It is important to note that we only offer our parts in combination with our fitting service to ensure that the upgrade has the maximum positive effect.
There are so many options that it is best to contact us if you have any questions about giving your trumpet this upgrade.
Custom Leadpipes for Piccolo trumpets
Want to release your -almost good enough- piccolo trumpet from cupboard prison? We offer leadpipe upgrades for all brands of piccolo trumpets. The secret is a taper in the leadpipe that matches the bell geometry better than the original leadpipes. Instruments that really benefit from using our leadpipes are for example Scherzer, Vanlaar, Courtois, Yamaha, Schilke, Stomvi and Selmer. More about the Selmer pipes and a direct order link you can find below separately because we do a run of these each month.
In some cases we will need your existing leadpipes to ensure a good snug fit and correct length to get the maximum out of the upgrade. Please contact us if you have enquiries about leadpipes other than for Selmer piccolo trumpets.
Clients that like to play our improved leadpipes are mainly professionals that really like their beloved piccolo but don’t find the resistance, intonation and sound up to modern accuracy standards. In our customer reviews you can read how happy Frits Damrow (former solo trumpet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) is with his Selmer upgrade pipes.
Selmer Piccolo Leadpipe upgrades
Bb, A or G selmer piccolo upgrade leadpipe
An example of one of our standard modifications that are immediate upgrades are our MG leadpipes. We can make upgrade leadpipes for any trumpet model but these selmer upgrade pipes are one of the standard products that can be ordered for immediate improvements. Many of these have been made and shipped all over the world already. A little comparison video between an original leadpipe and our upgrade version can be seen and heard here.
Order by selecting the desired pitch and finish first. Then click the “add to chart” button. It is possible to add multiple leadpipes to your cart. Don’t worry if you don’t have a paypal account. You can also pay by credit card using the paypal checkout service I use for these smaller sales.
Production time is 1-3 weeks. We try to keep the products affordable by combining bigger runs of them. Shipping (in bubble wrap enveloppe) is free worldwide. Need it faster or if have questions then please contact me.
Leadpipes for other brands
We can make leadpipes for every brand of piccolo trumpet. In the picture on the left at rhe bottom you see a set of two upgrade leadpipes for a kromat piccolo. The two at the top are the originals. Although they look similar, the two bottom ones drastically improve the way the kromat piccolo feels and sounds.