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giakara
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2024 11:24 am    Post subject: Custom flugel leadpipe maker Reply with quote

Hello guys , i am looking for a maker that he is able to make a leadpipe for a Yamaha 631 flugel that he accepts Bach tapper mpc.
I now that is not normal but one of my mates in Athens big band has a vintage Laskey 68F flugel piece with Bach taper ghat he ready like it but he plays a Yamaha 631 flugelhorn , do you now any trick to fix that problem?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2024 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They speak english: https://www.musikbeck.de/produkte/blechblasinstrumente/mundrohre/
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Jon Arnold
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2024 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would ask Charlie Melk.
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Halflip
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2024 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon Arnold wrote:
I would ask Charlie Melk.

I asked Charlie quite a while ago if he would make a leadpipe for my 6310Z flugel to change its playing characteristics. He told me that it wouldn't be worth the effort because most people are satisfied with the stock pipe (he focuses on improved pipes for Couesnon and Olds flugels). I suppose you could ask him about custom-making a Yamaha leadpipe that would accept a Bach taper, but he's really busy.

A more realistic solution would be to have someone like James New digitally scan your friend's mouthpiece and make a CNC-machined copy with a Yamaha shank. The only downside to this is that your friend would have to send the mouthpiece across the ocean (Jim New lives in Utah) and be without it for several weeks. Perhaps there are mouthpiece makers in Europe who do digital scans and custom CNC copies of mouthpieces.

What is your friend currently using in his Yamaha flugel?
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