Cleaning up an old Cornet

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  1. Kantza

    Kantza Pianissimo User

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    Hello

    I'm cleaning up this old cornet which my parents bought at a flea market as decoration (a while ago, before I began playing the trumpet).
    I've already closed the biggest air leak (still have to clean it up a bit), besides this air leak there are no other air leaks visible.
    (The mouthpiece is a new one which I bought on thomann.de)

    Is there a way to find the non-visible air leaks? And is it normal that there are no holes in the valves :-??
    I know this trumpet is junk but it would be nice if it's a little bit playable :-)

    Thanks in advance
    regards

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  2. Dale Proctor

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    That's an Indian CSO (cornet shaped object) made for decoration purposes only. It's not playable.
     
  3. Kantza

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    Ahn, that explains a lot ROFL
    Thanks (haha, this is a fail)
     
  4. tobylou8

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    That's the model they use over there for clearing Eustachian tubes. :roll:
     
  5. veery715

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    But the pistons ARE interchangeable!!
     
  6. Dale Proctor

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    No valve alignment issues and no plastic vs. metal valve guide debate, either.
     
  7. edfitzvb

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    Ah, the virtues of simplicity. An instrument that you can't foul up!
     
  8. veery715

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    And playing it is a great way to clear your eustachian tubes and sinuses.
     
  9. Dale Proctor

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    Actually, I think it would screw my sinuses up. To the OP - whatever you do, don't ruin it by having it lacquered. It won't play as well as it did in raw brass.
     
  10. Kantza

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    Haha Ok, I get it :lol:
    Thanks for the comments ROFL
     

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