The Leadpipe is the most important component of a french horn, dictating its sound and playability. An appreciable difference can be obtained by upgrading to a custom leadpipe. The Cantesanu Leadpipe will significantly upgrade most any french horn.
Originally designed for the "Model C" horn, the Leadpipe is free blowing, fast responding, has precise attack and intonation throughout all registers and promotes a projecting sound. Made of Brass and featuring an Amado water key, the Leadpipe has been installed on horns like Rauch, Berg, Lewis, Lawson, Schmid, Conn, Otto, Yamaha, Holton and others with great results. The custom pipe is also a major component of the shop's "specialty"- the customization of the Yamaha 667 horn. View details here: [667 Customization Package].
Leadpipe Trial: Leadpipes are shipped with a tuning slide receiver and easy trial instructions, providing the possibility of playing it back to back with the original leadpipe in minutes. See details here: [Leadpipe Trial/Audition]. The Leadpipe can be permanently installed gratuitously at the Cantesanu Horns shop, or for a fee by your local technician.
*Please note: A custom leadpipe will be made after receiving your order and, if needed, a template of the original leadpipe. Several templates and ready to ship leadpipes are already available, please Contact Us to check for availability.
If a template is needed please click here:
Download/Print Template Instructions.