Dented my horn last week.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ckkphoto, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. ckkphoto

    ckkphoto Pianissimo User

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    After 20 years of owning my Bach C trumpet it finally happened. I knocked it over on the 3 leg k and m stand and it fell over onto the middle slide valve denting the heck out of it. Major sad face. Is this a readily replacable part? If so my trumpet and my attitude will be much improved. Would love to be able to just order a replacement and have it fit. I could just live with it but it bugs the heck out of me.
     
  2. Ed Lee

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    If a new slide is available, it would have to be fitted by a competent technician and then refinished to match the existing instrument. The alternative is to have the dents removed, again by a competent tech. Hits like this may also cause damage to the 2nd valve. IMO, I'd never use a K&M stand with only three legs ... they also make one with 5 legs as is more stable.
     
  3. tobylou8

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    I think, not 100% sure, Rich Ita is working in and around the Atlanta area. Sorry for you pain. That sounds like more than a battle scar and needs fixin'.
     
  4. tobylou8

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    Ditto on the 3 leg K&M (designed by a repairman)! ;-)
     
  5. trumpetsplus

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    Not Guilty!
     
  6. ckkphoto

    ckkphoto Pianissimo User

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    I will check! I greatly appreciate a referral to a trusted resource!
     
  7. ckkphoto

    ckkphoto Pianissimo User

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    I have both the 3 and 5 leg models with one trumpet on each...suddenly another 5 leg is much cheaper than it seemed. I had planned on getting one but hadn't done it yet....hindsight and all.
     
  8. tobylou8

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    Gotta love hindsight! :bash::bash:
     
  9. gmonady

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    Not if you keep banging your head like that... you'll loose both front and hind sight!
     
  10. Dale Proctor

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    My Bach C trumpet had two creased dents in the second valve slide when I bought it used. I took it to a local repair shop (Southeastern Musical) and one of the guys there with "the touch" pushed those dents out in a matter of a minute or two, polished the silver a bit, and you couldn't tell they were ever there.
     

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