Vintage trombone leadpipe replicas from the collection of Noah Gladstone. Limited release of trombone rarities. Each leadpipe is handmade in house by resident brass genius, Brad Close! We use the best quality material and take extra care to produce consistent results.
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All stock pipes are $120 in yellow brass with press fit brass ring. One week trial period on stock pipes
Alto trombone leadpipes:
- - Slokar model (optional threads to fit Jinbao or similar): We make this pipe as a one piece model, eliminating the potential for a gap from the end of your mouthpiece to the beginning of the venturi. These pipes are great upgrades for the Chinese Jinbao alto trombones. IN PRODUCTION
.500" trombone leadpipes:
- - 1930s Conn 32H "Burkle" : This is a classic pipe that is great for trombonists looking to slot up their unfocused instrument. The upper register sparkles and the low range has some beefiness to it. Great replacement pipe for Conn 6H, Kanstul 1606 and similar .500" trombones. IN PRODUCTION
.525" trombone leadpipes:
- - 1927 Conn 78H "Classic" (In Production)
- -1938 Conn 78H "long" (In Production)
- -1964 Bach Mt Vernon 36 (In Production)
- -1975 Bach Elkhart 36 (In Production)
.547" trombone leadpipes:
- - 1919 Conn 8H in Red Brass only (In Production) add $30
- - 1950s Elkhart Conn 88H (In Production)
- - 1962 Bach Mt Vernon 42 (In Production)
- - Burt Herrick long and open (coming soon)
.562" Bass Trombone leadpipes:
- - 1950 Bach New York 50B "Open" (coming soon)
- - 1960 Bach Mt Vernon 50B: it has a tighter venturi than standard Bach 50 pipes, this gives a fast response with a clean articulation. The sound is not bright and maintains an orchestral fullness and rich character that sometimes is lost on tighter pipes. It is well balanced and I'm sure you'll love it. IN PRODUCTION
- - Burt Herrick Conn 62H: this pipe has a venturi that starts very early in the pipe, which gives a bit more point and sharpenss on the sound. It's the perfect pipe for TIS (tuning in the slide) bass trombones that sometimes can be unfocused, this pipe will give you clarity in the middle and upper registers but still give that classic sizzle on the low range. IN PRODUCTION
- - Olds GR: similar to a Conn 70H pipe, this is the shortest .562" we offer. The venturi is open and free blowing with a powerful attack and low end. IN PRODUCTION
Every pipe is available with threaded collars for different instrument makers. Threads are available for: Shires, Kanstul, Rath, Edwards, Conn/Greenhoe. Threaded collars add $25 and are custom made in house by Brad Close.
Seamless rose brass is also available on all pipes as an option for $30 additional. We find that rose brass gives the leadpipe a warmer sound with more density to the overtones and a more prominent character
Here is a photo of a BH62 leadpipe with Rath threads on a R9DST. Thanks to our friend, Byron Pillow for the picture.
Special seamed leadpipes are now available. These are made by rolling and shaping a flat piece of material and brazing together to make a leadpipe. The result gives a more nuanced character with great stability (especially with the copper). Available in .020" yellow brass, .016" copper. Prices are $180 for yellow brass and $210 for copper with press fit ring. Any pipe can be made in this material except the 1919 Conn 8H pipe.