Leadpipes 

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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.

Who's using our pipes? Here is a short list of the many trombonists around the world who use our leadpipes and the model and material combination they have chosen:

You can read about the trombone community recommendations about our replica leadpipe project at The Trombone Forum






In Production!, email to order or order online below with a link to paypal. All stock drawn pipes are $130 in yellow brass with press fit brass ring. One week trial period on stock drawn pipes. Seamed leadpipes are non-returnable. I'm happy to offer my recommendations on which pipe would be the best upgrade for you and your instrument, just send an email to pick my brain! Delivery on leadpipes not in stock is usually 6-8 weeks. These are handmade one at a time. In order to maintain the highest quality craftsmanship we don't rush production.

Instructions on how to order online: Find your correct order form below (USA orders and Non-US International Orders). Select the form for unthreaded or threaded collar. Type which leadpipe you'd like to order and to fit what make instrument (this is especially important if you're ordering with threads so we can fabricate the correct fit).

For example: I want to order a threaded 1962 Mt Vernon 42 leadpipe to fit my Shires and I live in the USA. I would pick the 2nd form (threaded pipe USA order) and select "seamed leadpipe with threads" and "Pure Copper" from the pull down menu. I would put "1962 Mt Vernon 42" in the option box and I would put "Shires" in the option box for what kind of trombone I own.

If you don't understand the online order forms, you can still email to order



Alto trombone leadpipes:

 



.562" Bass Trombone leadpipes:
Threaded Collars and Extras

Every pipe is available with threaded collars for different instrument makers. Threads are available for: Shires, Kanstul, Rath, Edwards, Schilke, K&H, 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 $40 additional. We find that rose brass gives the leadpipe a warmer sound with more density to the overtones and a more prominent character

Seamless Nickel Silver is available on all pipes as an option for $40 additional. We were able to locate a special thickness of nickel tubing that allows us to get the thickness that works to our specifications for our leadpipes. This is a less expensive option to our seamed nickel silver leadpipes while still retaining many of the qualities that have made the seamed nickel pipes so desirable. We find that our nickel pipes have a focused core, project like crazy and give almost an immediate response.


Remington mouthpiece receiver available on any large shank leadpipe on request, no extra charge.

Here is a photo of a BH62 leadpipe with Rath threads on a R9DST. Thanks to our friend, Byron Pillow for the picture.





Seamed Leadpipe Fabrication

Special seamed leadpipes are now available in yellow brass, rose brass, copper and nickel silver. These are made through a fabrication process developed by Brad and myself, rolling and shaping a flat piece of material and brazing together, like a bell flare, to form a leadpipe with the correct taper. The result gives a more nuanced character and depending on the material can yield a result that traditional drawn pipes don't provide. A few notable traits we've found: notes tend to center better, hold up dynamially better and offer more tactile feedback on your embouchure which in turn gives you more control of your core sound with consitent slotting and nuance for color and tone.

Copper is our most popular seamed material and gives warmth and color while still projecting and creating core. The trombone response is much more personal and you're able to create colors and timbres that can be more difficult to achieve on stock pipes. Copper is a vibrant material and can awaken a somewhat dead instrument. Works very well on the 32H, MV42 and MV50 leadpipe tapers.

Yellow brass gives amazing articulations and clarity with a dense and projecting sound (great for playing in dead sounding spaces). Our rolled and seamed yellow brass pipes are made from thicker sheet brass than our drawn yellow versions. The extra weight and construction seems to make these pipes very special... and it works especially fantastic on the NY50 pipe. If you're looking for that explosive energy in your sound, consider a seamed yellow brass leadpipe.

Seamed nickel silver is a unique choice as it gives the trombone sound brilliant characteristics. Articulations speak almost instantly and the sound, while bright up close, will be dark and penetrating in a big space. This pipe helps the sound carry without losing any of the energy you put into it. Softs are incredibly soft with precision clarity and louds are very loud without breaking up. Nickel is also resistant to corrossion, a nice bonus. Works great on the GR, NY50, BH62 and MV42 pipes. Due to the difficulty of making seamed nickel tubes, the price has increased to $260 per pipe.

Prices are $220 for seamed yellow brass, rose brass and pure copper with press fit ring. Seamed nickel silver pipes are $260. Any pipe can be made in this material except the 1919 Conn 8H pipe which is only available as seamed rose brass with this option.






USA Leadpipe Order Forms

*orders in California add 9% sales tax. I will send you an additional paypal invoice for orders in California*

USA Orders Press Ring Collar (unthreaded leadpipe):

Options
Material for Construction
What Leadpipe Taper?
What Model Trombone?


USA ORDERS Threaded Ring Collar (threaded leadpipe):

Options
Material for Construction
What Leadpipe Taper?
What Model Trombone?


International Leadpipe Order Forms

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS unthreaded press fit collar
Options
Material for Construction
What Leadpipe Taper?
What Model Trombone?


INTERNATIONAL ORDERS threaded collar (threaded leapipe)
Options
Material for Construction
What Leadpipe Taper?
What Model Trombone?

If you don't understand the online order forms, you can still email to order