Finger Button

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Guinness, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Guinness

    Guinness New Friend

    Dec 5, 2006
    Jackson, MS
    I recently purchased a 1958 Olds Ambassador trumpet with one finger button missing. The repair shop put an old vintage finger button on. It matches the other two in design but the mother of pearl button is darker than the other two. Will it be possible to lighten up the color of this finger button to more closely match the original two. Thanks for any help you can give me.
  2. acebone

    acebone New Friend

    Dec 26, 2006
    Copenhagen, Denamark
    Why not put that dark button on the 2nd valve, and call it a piano ?

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  3. Deecy

    Deecy Pianissimo User

    Aug 8, 2005
    No. And what's the difference anyway?

  4. Guinness

    Guinness New Friend

    Dec 5, 2006
    Jackson, MS
    The difference is that I want my horn to look the best it can. Hope this helps you.
  5. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

    Oct 25, 2005
    Sunny Ca.
    Try this, take them off, rub them (all three) as much(and as hard) as you dare on a rag with car polishing compound, or another fine grit substance, maybe toothpaste. I've found that the older buttons can get discolored and or lacquered in the old days.Rub rub rub, then buff out. Try not to use too much or it will get clogged in the knurling of the buttons.Good luck! If all else fails you can get a set of 3 new ones fairly cheap on ebay fronm several suppliers!
  6. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

    May 21, 2006
    Morelia, Mexico
    If it plays well, what do you care what it looks like?

    Michael McLaughlin

    Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.
    Ambrose Bierce

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