Dents

Discussion in 'Trumpet Repair and Modification' started by musicalmason, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. musicalmason

    musicalmason Forte User

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    Ive got a dent on the second valve slide on one of my horns, and the bell is a little out of shape around the rim, its not my good horn, just a practice one so I dont really want to spend the money to have it done professionally, does anybody have any ideas for popping these suckers out?
     
  2. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Repair shop. Probably about $25 or so.

    Yes, I noticed you didn't want to go professionally. But it's really not worth whacking away at it yourself. I tried to reshape a somewhat flattened bell once....ended up bending the whole bell tube at the front brace.
     
  3. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    Sorry, but I have to second Tootsall. Just take it to a local repairman and pay a few bucks to have the dents removed. I've seen horns end up worse than they were initially when someone tried to take out a little dent with the rim of their mouthpiece. Not a good idea.
     
  4. dcstep

    dcstep Mezzo Piano User

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    The right tools cost many times more than the cost of repair. Take it to a pro.

    Dave
     
  5. bugler16

    bugler16 Pianissimo User

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    Just out of curiosity why do you have a "practice" horn. Does this mean that you practice on one horn and then play a gig on a different horn. In my opinion this just doesn't make sense. Every horn is different and thusly plays different why would you do that to yourself. I don't know about everyone else but I practice on the horn that I'm going to play on.
     
  6. musicalmason

    musicalmason Forte User

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    I have a "practice horn" for two reasons, a, I am in high school and I dont trust my good horn around the shmucks in my school, and b I play parades and my practice horn is a big bore horn better for parades, and I also dont care if it rains or snows on me. and those are the only times I use it in school or parades, I actually pracitce at home on my good horn and play "gigs" on my good horn. (the main reason is because I dont trust the shmucks in my school)
     
  7. MaynardProdigy

    MaynardProdigy New Friend

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    musicalmason,

    Good point. I also did the same thing for the same reasons when I was in HS. TR-300 for the field and a Strad for everything else.
     

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