It does on most of my horns but not my Committee. I guess because I use it so often, I just know how to hit the note solid as it doesn't bend it just plays in tune. I cannot do this on my Recordings or Ambassador so I use the ring for those horns (ring finger as Rowuk noted). Check out the pictures of Miles and Chris Botti playing their Committees. The third valve rings are off on theirs in many of the shots as well.