Smith-Watkins B-flat Trumpet Leadpipes

 

The Relative sizes and shapes of fifteen B-flat interchangeable leadpipes.

#10 SERIES

14/16 Larger Pipes, available for players who have chosen smaller instruments, have small mouthpieces, require a darker sound or have a lot of stamina!

10/12 The most popular lead/jazz pipes.


#30 SERIES

38 A large pipe, available for players who have chosen smaller instruments, have small mouthpieces, require a darker sound or have a lot of stamina!

36 Slightly larger than the 34, this has become a popular pipe for principal players.

34 One of the most popular symphonic/classical pipes.

32 A smaller pipe, chosen by players who require a lighter sound with ease of playing.

 


#60 SERIES

70 A large pipe, available for players who have chosen smaller instruments, have small mouthpieces require a darker sound or have a lot of stamina!

66/68 These two pipes have similarities to the average Bach. Often used as an additional pipe with a 34/36. Good for small ensemble work. Also played by some studio musicians using the .460 bored instrument.

64 A small pipe, used with a large belled instrument, will make a pronounced horn shape. Suitable for jazz.


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Additional Notes

  • Playing can become harder/stuffy with an instrument combination which is too large or too small.
  • A large pipe often makes the sound darker; a smaller pipe can make the sound brighter.
  • Other pipes are available, but are only recommended after consultation.
  • Use these notes for guidance in conjunction with the published chart.