Tuning Slides

Wild Thing Bb Trumpet Standard Tuning Slides

Lacquer Slides @ $155.00 each
Silver Plated Slides @ $165.00 each
Gold Plated Slides – Contact Flip for gold pricing.
Shipping $6.00 for up to 4 slides per package.

The Eight different tuning slides available for Bb Wild Thing Trumpet really makes it 8 different trumpets all in one!

Standard Slides with the brace. From smallest to largest:

#2 (smallest or tightest, conical bore) .460 bore top leg of the tuning slide, .464 bore in the tuning slide bow, .470 bore bottom leg of the tuning slide that enters the horn. Great for Symphonic Playing.

#3 (larger) .464 bore top leg of the tuning slide, .464 bore in the tuning slide bow, .470 bore bottom leg of the tuning slide that enters the horn. This Slide gets a more Brilliant or ‘Glorious’ sound for Orchestral or Symphonic Playing.
#4 (larger than #2+#3) .464 bore top leg of the tuning slide, .470 bore in the tuning slide bow, .470 bore bottom let. Big open but somewhat warmer than the #1 slide.
#1 (Largest, most open cylindrical bore) .470 bore top leg of the tuning slide, .470 bore in the tuning slide bow, .470 bore bottom leg of the tuning slide that enters the horn. Most open blow, and biggest boldest sound of all, big feel, brighter sound.

NOTE: The Bb Wild Thing Trumpet is sold with the #1 and # 2 as stock items. The #3 and #4 slides are sold as options.

Most players start out by playing the #2 slide when they first get the horn. When they want a more open sound and feel”, they play the #1. The #1 slide is what I always play is what I consider the horn to be. If you find the #2 slide is too small, and the #1 is too open (big), well then they have the option of the #3 or the #4 slides… It’s your preference.


The All New ‘J’ Tuning Slides For The Jazz Player and For All Wild Thing Owners !! They’re available in all the 4 different sizes just as the standard tuning slides are.

How do they differ?

They look like all the other standard Flip Oakes Wild Thing Bb Trumpet Slides, but they don’t have the brace from the upper to lower leg. The sizes 1-4 also run the same as to design of the standard round tuning slides.

What Makes Them So Different?

Where the standard tuning slides all offer strong defined resonance in sound, and strong slotting. with strong and more definite parameters, which makes great for all kinds of playing, The New ‘J’ series slides offer more flexibility, with a totally different feel, and feel of resistance, just great for Jazz!!

The New ‘J’ Slides change the feel, and allows the Wild Thing to be even more flexible. The slots are not as pronounced, allows for more fluidity in playing fast jazz type lines. The resistance, is also different, as there is a soft gentle wall, that can easily be blown through in all ranges.

These New J series tuning slides will give you, more real variables to use for different size rooms, and for different acoustics. It’s not so much which one plays better, it’s now you have more options. It’s like having a dial on the horn as to feel, and the size, and shape of sound. For The Jazz Player, this is a dream come true. Available in 4 different sizes. J1, J2, J3 and J4.

#J2 is bright, and adventurous. The over all blow is open with a gentle wall of resistance to blow through and upper register is incredible, very focused.
#J3 is somewhat more open then J2, and perhaps a little more crisp. The over all blow is open with a gentle wall of resistance to blow through and upper register is incredible, bright and focused.
#J4 Is more open then the #3, and it’s a Strong BOLD Sound with Edge. This is a very strong open sound, again The over all blow is open with a gentle wall of resistance to blow through and upper register is incredible. Focused but with a larger core.
#J1 Is the most open. It’s a Strong Sound with Edge, and lots of carrying power. This is the strongest open sound, again The over all blow is open with a gentle wall of resistance to blow through. Again the upper register is incredible. Focused but with a even larger core.

These slides now make the Flip Oakes Wild Thing Trumpet the most versatile Trumpet ever made. Eight very different trumpets all in ONE !!

You won’t believe it until you try it…