Flugelhorn repair

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by microstar22, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. lmf

    lmf Forte User

    May 16, 2007
    Indiana USA
    Selman is certainly not "Selmer" though the manufacturer would like you to believe it.
  2. Hoosier303

    Hoosier303 Pianissimo User

    Nov 2, 2008
    that's how I got my first Selmer...er Selman off of Ebay. The add stated it as a Selmer and it wasn't and I thought I could make it work for me and it just didn't. Seller wouldn't return the money so lesson learned.
  3. RAK

    RAK Piano User

    Jul 23, 2009
    Kettle Falls, Washington
    Once upon a time my pops bought me a selman horn. That was long time ago so let me remember.

    Ok it came back to my brain.

    Yeah I still have it and the valves are sworking.

    Most selman has the problem of "valves".

    I gave my selman to my teacher and she or he looked at in and couldn't figure why the valves wouldn't work.

    So I dumped a few bottles of valve oil onto the valves and pushed and pulled them up and down for like an hour. Then I took wd40 and sprayed a whole bunch in.

    I did wash the valves after that because the horn smelled like... ughh :shock:

    After a while the Valves started working. Now the valves work alright but the trumpet is still chines crap. I think it is something to do with the metals. I never recommend this horn. Not even for beginners.

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