Eclipse materials

Discussion in 'Horns' started by mike ansberry, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Clarksville, Tennessee, U
    Hey, Leigh!

    Last night I was giving my MR a bath and noticed that the outer slides seem to be made of a different material than the inner slides. Is this the case? If so, from what material are the outer slides made? Does having dissimlar metals make them slide easier?

  2. Castle Bravo

    Castle Bravo Piano User

    Nov 6, 2003
    Sche├člitz, Germany
    Brass against brass is a no-go as like metals tend to want to adhere to each other over time. Almost all trumpet slides have brass on the inner, and something like nickel-silver for the outer slide.

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