Dealing with pocket trumpet 3rd slide (Allora

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

  1. ChopsGone

    ChopsGone Forte User

    Jan 26, 2009
    Northern California
    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

    Jan 21, 2010
    Great Southern Land
    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.


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