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thesplitmeister
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:28 pm    Post subject: Yamaha piccolo 9830 leadpipe alternatives Reply with quote

Years ago I had a Blackburn leadpipe in A for my Yamaha 9830 and I loved the change it made to the instrument. Either through lending and losing it or losing it on a house move I lost the Blackburn pipe and so have been making do with just extending the Bb pipe to the suitable tuning which works fine but I miss the nuances of the Blackburn feel and sound.
With some important piccolo work coming up later in the year I thought it would be time to invest in a Blackburn pipe again, the price seems reasonable but the shipping to the UK sends the overall price way out of my budget before I even think of the tax due here on arrival.
So I’m open to alternatives, what piccolo leadpipes have you experimented with? Pros cons and prices please if you can remember.
Many thanks folks!
Jim
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Jon Kaplan
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not consider the Yamaha A length pipe? The Blackburn is great but I’ve always preferred the stock Yamaha A pipe. Pulling out a Bb length pipe to A has less than ideal playing characteristics, in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a Yamaha 9830 for more than 15 years, and love the Blackburn A pipe on it...much more than the stock Yamaha pipe. I haven't found one I've liked better...so I'd still try to get one, maybe used?

Interestingly enough, I also have a Blackburn Bb pipe as well, but much prefer the Yamaha Bb pipe. Go figure.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in the States but I would be shocked if there weren't an alternative in the EU. I don't know who it would be though... Sorry.
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