Dealing with pocket trumpet 3rd slide (Allora

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by bumblebee, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. ChopsGone

    ChopsGone Forte User

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    I hate to ask what might be an insulting question, but considering that even I didn't yet know everything at age 10, I might as well: does the student know that the third valve should always be held down when removing or inserting the third slide?
     
  2. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    Probably not - though I did mention it. However I usually am given the trumpet to look at with the slide half-in and a bit stuck... I found the slide easy to remove - it just comes out when I pull it - but rather tricky to get back in. Slowly with some wracked nerves is how I managed to put it back in. I wasn't sure this indicated a defective trumpet or just a poor design -- or that I just didn't have the right technique, so I opened this thread. When I see the trumpet again (which I will!) I'll try using my thick grease as Ivan suggested rather than my thinner slide oil, and I'll check it more carefully for any dents or other damage.

    --bumblebee
     

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