Conn New Invention (circus bore) valve guide

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by operagost, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. operagost

    operagost Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 25, 2009
    Spring City, PA, USA
    Another old cornet on my bench...


    You might be able to see that the valve guide for piston #1 is incorrect. Any suggestions for sources, other than waiting until parts (or a parts horn) show up on eBay? Since it's sheet metal, I'm hoping that getting someone to fab one is at least an option.

    Only paid $100 for the complete horn (case, HP/LP slides, mouthpiece, mute, lyre, quick change mechanism... EVERYTHING), so I have a little room to pay for repairs.
  2. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

    Jan 13, 2015
    New Zealand
    That is the gamble for old horns. Might be the price grab deal but finding parts are hard. There are things you cannot see in photos.

    1. Salvage the same horn and sacrifice to parts
    2. Get a tech to fabricate it.

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