Leadpipe for B&S Imperial EEb

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Leadpipe for B&S Imperial EEb

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I'm going to put this question out there in hopes that somebody can point me in the right direction. I have a late 1970's B&H Imperial EEb that has had the original receiver replaced with a larger more contemporary receiver to accommodate the American shank mouthpieces. The horn was modified before it came into my possession. I am not an expert in these matters but I am wondering is this generally a good solution or is it better to fit a modern leadpipe from a Besson 981/2? I like the way this horn plays but there are some challenges that I can't help but feel may be caused by the receiver. If it is better to replace the entire leadpipe with a modern one are there any out there that someone would be willing to part with?

Any insight would be welcomed. Thanks.
VMI Mel Culbertson "Neptune"
Miraphone 381 Bel Canto Solo
B&H Imperial EEb
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Re: Leadpipe for B&S Imperial EEb

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What are the challenges? We need more information before we can recommend anything. In the meantime, have you tried either a Wick 3L or a Bach 24AW on the horn to see how it plays with either of those two traditional mouthpieces used with an EEb comp?
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Re: Leadpipe for B&S Imperial EEb

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I'll try both of those mouthpieces and see what happens. If things are just the same I'll list the issues I'm encountering.
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Miraphone 381 Bel Canto Solo
B&H Imperial EEb
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