3rd vavle slide

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

  1. Ed Lee

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    WARNING! Inside the hair tye fabric is usually a RUBBER band that still emits sulphur. Used only during peformance and not retained in case may not be a problem, but otherwise would be a risk to silverplated instruments. Not my worry, as my instruments are NOT silverplated and I do not store silverplated mouthpieces in my cases. Just the smell of sulphur is obnoxious and would also contribute to a vile smelling case. Sulphur odor is also among those not welcome to anyone with a respiratory illness like me.

    It is also a life long nightmare to me with the dosages of synthetic sulfa meds given me during WWII as a child to combat a fever when real sulpha meds were deemed strategic for treatment of wounds to our armed forces. Don't know if such is a recognized med treatment now, but I do know pure sulphur is flammable and an ingredient in matches.
     
  2. codyb226

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    I thought it was elastic inside. I guess it is better to not put a hair tie on the slide. Call Monette and get one of their string things.
     
  3. Ed Lee

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    "Elastic" only means that it is stretchable and rebounds, not that it is something other than rubber. Look at the packaging and consider the origin of manufacture as to sulfphur content. Methinks a length of 10 lb nylon monofilament fishing line adjusted and tied off to the maximum before havoc would suffice. Myself, I prefer my 3rd slide to be as slick as a T-bone slide, and since most of my cornets and trumpets are only student quality that is what I'm now using because they are not equipped with other remedy, except one Olds Ambassador.
     
  4. turtlejimmy

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    If you didn't want to go for a trigger, a simple stop rod would keep your 3rd slide off the floor. That's easier for a tech to install, and has the added advantage of stopping at a prearranged point .... Not just throwing the 3rd slide out "some" or "a little" it can go to an ideal place for you. The only trumptet I have with this sort of thing is the Getzen .... little plastic number that does the trick beautifully.


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  5. tobylou8

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    Some think it's cheesy looking, but man does it do the job. AND it does have 3 notches for tuning where you want to. They are also available in black for those formal occasions!
     
  6. codyb226

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    Or you can get a Bach Strad or B&S and have a stop rod that can control all of that and look the best!
     
  7. Dale Proctor

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    The ultimate slide stop is the old Conn design. It has adjustible bumpers for slide extension and retraction, so there's no need for o-rings on the slide to keep it quiet.

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  8. codyb226

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    That conn is the best.....sorry Bach
     
  9. Dale Proctor

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    You know, the Bach setup could be made to work that way if the stop rod was threaded more of its length. I'm thinking of moving the one on my Bach a little to have enough threads to put a stop nut between the posts, like the Conn. If the set screw will budge, that is...
     
  10. codyb226

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    On the artisans they have a super long stop rod, maybe you could get one of those.
     

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