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.
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.
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.