Favorite type of water key?

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  1. B15M

    B15M Forte User

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    All of my Monette trumpets have the same Amado water key and they all work the same. I think it's highly unlikely that there is a burr. If I have anybody but Monette work on the trumpet, it voids the warranty.
     
  2. SFPat

    SFPat Pianissimo User

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    Since I've only had trumpets with standard water keys, I guess they are my favorite.
     
  3. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    I like my saturn key the most, and then I like standard style. I like Amado the least.
     
  4. hup_d_dup

    hup_d_dup Piano User

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    Saturn water keys are used by people in a secret society called the Saturns. They are not allowed to divulge the workings of the mechanism.
     
  5. ChopsGone

    ChopsGone Forte User

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    You mean there are three people on here who are too lazy to Google "saturn water keys"? Do you need help breathing when you play trumpet? Here's the scoop, but I'm not going to read it out loud for you.

    Wedgwood Brass - saturn
     
  6. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    Well Some say saturn water keys run rings around the restROFL. I've only had standard so I don't know any different

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  7. Mr. Explorer

    Mr. Explorer Pianissimo User

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    I prefer standard water keys. I have amados on my Jupiter Flugelorn that don't work worth a crap (but that might be the flugel's fault). I don't really like the look of the Saturns.
     
  8. Dale Proctor

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    I don't really care, as long as the spit flows freely :D.

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    All my current horns have traditional lever keys. I have no problem with them, and the horns play fine, even with all that nodal interference and turbulence...:shock:

    I did have a pair of Amados put on an old Ambassador I customized, and it was cool that you could just pinch both at the same time to empty the trumpet. They were fine as long as they were oiled occasionally.

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    Last edited: Mar 9, 2010
  9. a marching trumpet

    a marching trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    My friends have always had problems with them sticking and what not, do you use rotory oil on them or what?
    Oh, and i've always like my lever's, they may be leaky, but they're reliable, and simple to fix on sight if they break.
     
  10. abtrumpet

    abtrumpet Pianissimo User

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    yup, you oil them with plain valve oil
     

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