Bathing a Trigger Trumpet

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  1. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    Well my long cornet the Connstellation was revealed when I arrived back from school. Beautiful horn it was. I want to bath this horn tonight, but how do I bath a trumpet or cornet with a trigger? Do I remove the screw the is at the end of the rod that is on the slide?
     
  2. Dennis78

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    that is how I do it
     
  3. tobylou8

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    Yes, and do it carefully. Do it over a towel so the little tiny screw doesn't go for a "ride" should it fall.
     
  4. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    I dismantle the whole trigger mechanism, especially on rotary valve instruments, all the linkages etc to make sure they are clean and lubricated before reassembly, I do not like leaving cleaning solution in linkage joints and pivot points.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  5. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

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    Ditto all the above, and probably some to follow.
     
  6. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    Thanks I practices dismantling the trigger parts twice. Don't worry I got it now! ;D
    Thanks folks!
     
  7. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    When removing any of the linkage screws in a trigger mechanism, have the trigger partially engaged with your thumb or a finger so as to take up the spring tension. Otherwise there might be an explosion of small parts when the screw releases.
     
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  8. Peter McNeill

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    Yes, and it is also a lot easier to unscrew without the tension.
     
  9. kehaulani

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    I just scrub the area with a toothbrush and some liquid soap. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
  10. trumpetsplus

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    It is necessary to uncouple the trigger to clean the valve slide. Routine maintenance.
     

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