Dented my horn last week.

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

  1. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    Should be pretty easy job for a good tech. You may want to have it checked out to be sure the casing wasn't damaged at all.

    Living/working close to NYC I'm spoiled by having Josh Landress very nearby. I had a hole in the 2nd valve slide on my lightweight Bach Strad and Josh was able to replace it while I waited (and chatted with one of the jazz professors from Julliard who was just hanging out!).
     
  2. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    If the valve itself still functions, you got lucky. I knocked my horn over by accident one night (Hamilton stand, not the K&M) and I needed to rush home to get a backup horn to play the gig.

    Regarding the repair, any halfway decent tech should be able to rub the dents out in a matter of minutes provided they can get the slide off. There's no need to replace the part.

    In regard to the K&M stand, I don't see them as being that unstable - it would have to get a pretty substantial knock for it to fall over, so it should be plenty safe within reason. After all, how often do your horns get bumped?
     
  3. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    If you dented the slide w/o affecting the operation of the 2nd valve consider yourself lucky. The dents can be pushed out for only small $. A replacement slide fitted should cost less than $100.

    (I see trickg and I had the same thought!
     
  4. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    Some players are just lucky that such was the extent of damage. I'm sure that any competent tech would have advised if further repair were needed.

    Buying pre-owned, I've seen this often, and the worst was a slide sleeve that became disconnected from the valve casing.
     
  5. ckkphoto

    ckkphoto Pianissimo User

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    Thanks to all for the helpful responses. I will look into getting it repaired in the next few weeks and post a report when done. Such a disappointing thing to happen but I guess it could have been much worse.
     
  6. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    K&M 5 leg stands are much better than the 3 leggers! I picked up the 3 by mistake for rehearsal and was "nervous" every time I had to use it with my tilted bell Getzen. In this case more is better!
     
  7. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    I am now completely converted to Hercules.
     
  8. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    Yes, Tobylou8, a horn with an uptilt bell is always a little scarier on a stand. Center of gravity and all....

    But the cool factor.... well..... I refer you to my avatar pic
     
  9. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    Poirot?
     
  10. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    No, Disney! Along with The Aristocats, The Princess and the Frog, and so many others... :thumbsup:
     

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