3rd vavle slide

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Ness, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. gmonady

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    Sulphuric acid is used to cure all rubber. Yes especially plungers. What brother Ed says is very true. Keep all rubber out of the case.

    Hope this advice doesn't rubber any of our members the wrong way or in anyway tarnish our relationship!
     
  2. Dale Proctor

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    I've kept a rubber plunger in my case for years and have seen no effect on my silver-plated trumpet. It's not touching it, but it's in there all the same.

    Maybe this comment made a splash without sending the thread down the drain...
     
  3. gmonady

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    Maybe your silver-plated trumpet isn't silver-plated?! If you put it on your head, do you hear alien thoughts? Ha, just as I thought, aluminum!!
     
  4. Dale Proctor

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    I saw an aluminum trumpet once (about 35 years ago) in a junk store - man, I wish I had bought it!
     
  5. tobylou8

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    Only if they are rubber, otherwise, rubber plungers are okay.
     
  6. Ed Lee

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    The Doc beat me to the response, to which I only add that I carry my mutes in a separate mute bag. Yes, better safe than sorry. Black plungers are worse than the red ones! Don't believe? Smell them! I hate ALL mutes! I'll use them only when the music calls for them, or my Silent Brass when there is a change of disturbing someone.
     
  7. hhsTrumpet

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    Try putting a rubber band around the 3rd and 1st valve slide finger rings.
     
  8. Ed Lee

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    Ain't sayin' it will always occur, but you've now been warned that it might. Therefor, don't blame me if it happens.

    I do suppose after many washings they would emit less sulphur fumes (yeah. my plunger has gotten very dirty over the years, and I've frequently washed it).
     
  9. Mark_Kindy

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    Does it matter what kind of rubber? With plastics, some are inert while others are reactive. I wonder if this applies in this case as well, with rubbers. Although I see the comment about the curing by sulphur bath...
     
  10. trumpetplanet

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    Would instrument repairers willingly put a 3rd-valve trigger on a trumpet? I know of brass repairers that get really annoyed if you suggest modifying instruments at all...
     

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