From C to Shining C

Jonathan Johnson, a fine symphonic trumpet player in Portland, OR, has been bringing his horns to me for 20 years. Now that I’m in DC, he sent his Bach C 229 bell 25H leadpipe horn across the country for a leadpipe conversion. This eliminates the need for alternative fingerings from C to E in the staff, ideal for players who play Bb horns. It’s easier to play because the notes are in tune. My method is not unlike what Yamaha is doing on their Custom Series Cs, with better response and intonation. Super Secret.

Pre-Op Bach C with 25H Leadpipe

Pre-Op Bach C with 25H Leadpipe

New Warburton #3 Bb Leadpipe

New Warburton #3 Bb Leadpipe

I elected to use the Warburton leadpipe because of its unique mouthpiece receiver. The number 3 opens up the horn. This innovative receiver allows easier slotting of the notes.

Parts and Pieces, Ready for Conversion

Parts and Pieces, Ready for Conversion

Parts and Pieces, Close-up

Parts and Pieces, Close-up

Reverse Leadpipe with Outter Tube

Reverse Leadpipe with Outter Tube

Leadpipe Mounted

Leadpipe Mounted

Fitting and Aligning Main Tuning Slide

Fitting and Aligning Main Tuning Slide

Ready for Mahler 2

Ready for Mahler 5!

Jonathan is a happy camper. I love to do work for fine players who appreciate my efforts. He will be performing the Tomasi Concerto on his newly converted C in a recital this week on August 20th at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church in Potland, Oregon at 2:00 pm.

Concert, August 20th

Tomasi Collection

About randyjmueller

Sr. Instrument Repair technician
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One Response to From C to Shining C

  1. Deone Johnson says:

    What Warburton? You are amazing

    Sent from my iPhone

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