3rd Slide Trigger/ 1st Slide Trigger Assembly SET For Holton Cornet

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  1. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    I've recently bought a holton cornet and it's a 1952 one.
    It's got NO 3rd slide finger ring neither a 1st slide thumbhook too!
    But I REALLY Need 3rd to be played.
    DOES ANYONE KNOW where to buy a trigger assembly kit and install them?
    OR does anyone someone who actually installs them for you?
     
  2. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    You are in New Zealand (not sure which part). I suggest consult your local repairers about this:
    Andrew Leech
    Sean Murphy
    KBB Music
    Vanguard Orchestral Services
    etc. etc.

    Or ask your private teacher for recommendations.

    Any solution we come up with in the Northern Hemisphere will be cost prohibitive for an Antipodean (speaking as a trumpet builder, and ex-Antipodean)
     
  3. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

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    If it is not made with one it generally doesn't need it, and to change it you would need a different slide set up "reversed".
     
  4. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

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    My '52 has no 3rd slide adjustment except to pull the slide like the main which I do, about a 1/16". Some trumpets have a ring but no intonation adjustment feature. Anyway you probably have a nice horn with roomy slots
     
  5. Dale Proctor

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    A good tech can do just about anything you want to a horn. I had a 1949 L.A. Olds Ambassador customized years ago so the 3rd valve slide would actually work with the finger ring. It involved removing a brace and reversing the inner and outer parts of the slide. The same could be done with the 1st slide for a saddle. Triggers don't usually require that type of mod, but the parts cost a lot more. While they were at it, they put a shepherds crook in the bell for me...:-)

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  6. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

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    That is a nice looking shepherd's crook
     
  7. SAS

    SAS Pianissimo User

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    Do you really need a third slide ring? I would never ever modify any Holton vintage horn... If you wanted modern features, then you should have bought a modern horn.
     
  8. Culbe

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    How do you like the shepherds crook? Does it work with the horn!
     
  9. Dale Proctor

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    I sold that Ambassador about 10 or 15 years ago. It played like an Ambassador, no better or worse. When I first joined a brass band, I played it, but quickly learned that I needed a better cornet.
     
  10. ChopsGone

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    I like triggers, having played an Olds Recording cornet for a lifetime. And my Holton Stratodyne cornet has a first slide trigger, third slide ring. But lots of my other horns have only a saddle hook for first, a ring for third. And they work very well, as long as you don't keep feeling for the triggers that aren't there. The beauty of the hook-and-ring arrangement is that any good tech can install them on just about any horn. They don't even necessarily have to be adjustable to be usable.
     

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