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Benade-Style Register Pip


Why are register pip tubes so long? Why is partially blocking the bore with a 10mm long tube supposed to be a good thing?

It's a design compromise intended to avoid register hole hiss when using a wide variety of mouthpiece designs. It works usually, but causes noticable intonation, tonal, and response problems.

The Benade-Style, non-protruding pip results in superior intonation, tonal center, and improved response. Hiss is avoided simply by matching the mouthpiece to the horn.

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