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« on: May 03, 2017, 09:51AM »

There is a Wessex alto in the Classifieds that features a full length leadpipe that reduces the upper slide tube bore to 0.525" (a 0.547" single bore slide using a regular length leadpipe).  Has anyone tried this approach on a tenor or bass trombone slide?  What would be the drawbacks?
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 10:59AM »

Nirschl used to offer something like that on their large-bore tenor w/F.

Thread here:
http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=39744.5
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 01:12PM »

I toyed with having Shires make me one awhile back.  One of the 'problems' is that the upper, outer slide will still be the same size as the outer of the lower slide.  Is that a huge deal? Potentially not, but it won't exactly make a 547/547 horn a 525/547 horn either! But then again, I haven't tried one so I may well be wrong on that front.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 06:46AM »

A friend wanted to play his small mouthpiece in is Minick 88, so I found a bit of slide tubing about a foot long that I put a 78H leadpipe in. TADA!

My question is why?  If you are thinking a more conical bore, if you go too far, then it becomes a slide baritone.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 06:49AM »

John (or perhaps others who know more about that than I do),

Would a leadpipe such as this be more conical than a dual bore slide or less conical? My thought is that since the outer, upper slide would potentially be smaller than the outer, lower slide that it would be more conical than a really long leadpipe?

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 06:14PM »

Because of the slide we can only be "dualish".  Only a few trombones have a taper in the slide crook...I guess you could have a 1/2" long position 8 bore slide with tapered crooks... Evil

The point of a trombone it to sound bright and noble, present and boisterous, not wide and invisible like a baritone.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 07:09PM »

Because of the slide we can only be "dualish".  Only a few trombones have a taper in the slide crook...I guess you could have a 1/2" long position 8 bore slide with tapered crooks... Evil

The point of a trombone it to sound bright and noble, present and boisterous, not wide and invisible like a baritone.

I think an 8 part octaslide would be more reasonable. Just make it all crooks and you rotate it to make it longer. Flawless design!! Clever
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