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C Bore Lead

The C Bore Lead is a melody pan with 29 notes, arranged in 4ths and 5ths, the same as the C lead, but has a deeper face bored with holes separating the notes and a 9" skirt. This pan is preferred by solo pan players and steelbands who wish the Lead to have more resonance. The player has volume without necessarily adding microphones or more instruments. The resonance and volume increase the sound impact of a full steelband making it appear to have more lead instruments. Marshall and Slater have perfected the construction and tuning techniques on this instrument so that it will sustain its tuning and tonal quality, with the added increase in Marshall's characteristic "brightness".


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C Bore Lead

Range = 1st Violin = Soprano
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