Nickel silver leadpipe

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norbie2018
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Nickel silver leadpipe

Post by norbie2018 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:22 pm

Anyone tried one of these in their trombone? What were the results?
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Re: Nickel silver leadpipe

Post by norbie2018 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:54 am

I've read the descriptions of what they can do, but I was hoping to hear the perspective of someone who's actually played on one.
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Re: Nickel silver leadpipe

Post by Matt K » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:25 am

I had a 2.5N for a Shires 508 horn. I found that their description to be very accurate:
brilliant and clear, crisp articulation and response (can limit timbral flexibility)
With it being a 2.5 it was well balanced for me and that horn. But it gave more of an ease of articulation than going even to a 508 "1" pipe. It's limiting of the flexibility was less prominent. Some pipes are super flexible, albeit not focused, like their Ralph Sauer pipe; this was not at all like that despite its taper being somewhat similar to the 2.5 from my understanding.
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Re: Nickel silver leadpipe

Post by timbone » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:22 am

Nickle silver is going to be brighter and somewhat metallic as opposed to brass. I would consider that only if you had a horn that was rather dull, but of course the human element may call for some changes as well.
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Re: Nickel silver leadpipe

Post by norbie2018 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:31 pm

Anyone else with actual experience on a nickel pipe wanna chime in?
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