A clogged sound?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Saile, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Saile

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    Hi thanks for you reply.

    yer i had a look before again for any problems. I am not 100% certain on the valves, but i have changed the around all over and now they are in the position where they sound the best they can.

    In terms of leaks, i still can't find any...

    The trumpet is old, it requires maintenance and i don't have much knowledge on this. I've only been playing for 4 months. Not sure if i should go get it serviced or just sell it off. Not sure if its worth the trouble of getting it serviced.
     
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    what model is it...
     
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    okay.. here's another suggestion.. but be careful not to swallow anything. if you pop your 3rd valve slide out and blow into each of the pipes with the valve depressed it should be really easy. Also blow into the slide pipe you took out to make sure it flows... then also block one end of the slide pipe (the one yu took out and blow) you should have a seal and no air leaking.
    The Olds are all over the place... I bet you could find one for a song.
    Let me know how that goes.
     
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    ok so i tryed what you said, seems like its all fine. No leaks.

    Thanks for that link. They are very old. I don't know. It does have a "Dark" sound to it, but maybe its that sound that im thinking is stuffy?

    Not sure, what you think about the trumpet and what i should do ?
     
  8. coolerdave

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    Yours seem like a respectable horn. If you are looking for that sizzle then perhaps you could try out some other ones. I would have your instructor play your horn or someone who knows how to play. If the sound feel stuff inthe lower register perhaps it needs you to push the slide out to put it in tune. I know when I don't use my slides the note fights me. You did say it has an odor it may just be really dirt inside. Some people here talk about Red Rot .. I don't know what that is .. I know it is bad and assume it screws with air flow and resonance.
    There are mucH more knowledgable people here than me but I would check out some other horns. Try everything you can get your hands on and don't worry about how long you have played. Have some fun with it.
     
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  10. Saile

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    yer i will tell him to play it and tell me if its right or wrong. It could just be a sound that im not familiar with.

    I have another trumpet which gives just a nice clean sound. Thats a Asian horn i bought for the first time.

    I might look into getting an old ambassador, but then again, if there isn't anything wrong with my current one, why go for something old again?

    I have only been playing for 4 months, and im already thinking of changing trumpets haha.

    The smell must go, its horrible. Big put off.

    I asked about servicing it and how much it will cost at this all brass specialist shop. Depending how much, maybe that could be a good idea as well.
     

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