Instruments

The leadpipe is not only the narrowest tapered (and therefore most delicate) component of a brass instrument, it also connects the mouthpiece (or rather the backbore) to the rest of the instrument. As a basic principle scaling of our leadpipes follows theoretical calculations. After much trial and error, and using the experience we have gained over the past years, we are now in a position to offer a range of different leadpipes which enable us to adjust our models of trumpet to suit all individual requirements. The taper of our standard Ricco Kühn leadpipes (leadpipes) is developed for mouthpieces with standard backbore still used today. In the case of mouthpieces with wider backbores, you should also use the leadpipes recommended for them.

The following hints are intended to help with the compilation of your optimal trumpet:

B+

Standard for “Professional” Bb trumpets with M- bell

This leadpipe allows easy and direct response and has a little bit less resistance than "B2", can sound slightly less centered with L- bells, dependent on the mouthpiece.

B1+

More easy response and more directly than "B2", pleasant resistance, combines really well with large cup - mouthpieces. This leadpipe is recommended mainly with our “Custom” models with rose brass bell.

B2+

B2 Standard for „Professional“ and „Custom“ Bb trumpets with L- bell

Offers pleasant resistance, exact articulation and produces a big and and carrying sound. This leadpipe works great with nearly all current mouthpieces with normal backbore. 

B3+

Standard for „Custom- Large“ models with bore size 11,2mm ( 0441 in.)

Can be used with all other models too. Then it offers wider slots, softer response and slurs, nevertheless centers very good when blown ff. This leadpipe works great in combination with mouthpieces with large backbore.

B4+

Standard for “Exclusive” Bb- trumpets, free blowing, safe focused high register

free blowing, safe focused high register

 

 

Intermediate leadpipe sizes are available for fine tuning purposes. Mouthpieces should stick into leadpipe 2,5-2,8cm (0.98-1.1 in.). A tighter mouthpiece slot is available as "S" extension (e.g. B2 S).

Standard for all "professional" C trumpets

It enables an easy and direct response and works with all mouthpieces with normal backbore.

C+

Standard for all "professional" C trumpets

It enables an easy and direct response and works with all mouthpieces with normal backbore.

C1+

More easy response and more directly than "C2", pleasant resistance, combines really well with large cup - mouthpieces. This leadpipe is recommended mainly with our “Custom” models with rose brass bell.

C2+

Standard for „Custom- Large” C- trumpets with bore size 11,2mm ( 0441 in.)

This leadpipe can be used with all other models too. It offers slightly more resistance than "C" but sounds more powerful and bigger from p to ff. Recommended for players who use the C trumpet as "big trumpet" in the orchestra.

C3+

slightly larger than #C2, offers wider slots, softer response and slurs, nevertheless centers very good when blown ff. This leadpipe works great in combination with mouthpieces with large backbore.

C4+

Standard for “Exclusive” C- trumpets

free blowing, safe focused high register

 

 

Intermediate leadpipe sizes are available for fine tuning purposes. Mouthpieces should stick into leadpipe 2,5-2,8cm (0.98-1.1 in.). A tighter mouthpiece slot is available as "S" extension (e.g. B2 S).

Models T 053/DX and T 053/EsX are available with leadpipes named D ... D3.

The characteristics are nearly identical with C type leadpipes. According to recent experiences "D1" and "D2" are used most frequently but due to its low resistance "D" is very interesting too.

 Intermediate leadpipe sizes are available for fine tuning purposes. Mouthpieces should stick into leadpipe 2,5-2,8cm (0.98-1.1 in.). A tighter mouthpiece slot is available as "S" extension (e.g. B2 S).

Models T 304 and T 306 are available with just one leadpipe for B flat / A and G respectively. Nevertheless our manufacturing process allows to realize special wishes.