Can Trumpet Techs Fix Scratches?

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  1. BachM

    BachM Pianissimo User

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    I think I am having problems with my valves due to scratches on my valves and valve casings. Can a technician repair these kinds of scratches?
     
  2. BachM

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    I really need any help you guys can offer.
     
  3. BachM

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    I think I am having problems with my valves due to scratches on my valves and valve casings. Can a technician repair these kinds of scratches?
     
  4. VetPsychWars

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    The valves, when new, are not perfectly smooth and shiny. So if your "scratches" are up and down, likely not a problem. But only your technician knows for sure, why not ask?

    Tom
     
  5. BachM

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    They are in different directions.
     
  6. SteveRicks

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    Chances are extremely good that a tech will cure your issue. Carry the horn in and see what what is the issue. Chances are there is a simple fix.
     
  7. BachM

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    Sweet, thanks, man.

    Happy playing.
     
  8. trumpetsplus

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    Unless you know that the scratches occurred after the valves were working OK, I would guess that the scratches are red herrings.

    Valve issues are due to Dirt, Damage, or Distortion. Let your tech figure out the issue and correct it.
     

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