good valves-better?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by crowmadic, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    Oct 3, 2006
    I have a 1958 Olds Ambassador that plays very nicely, but I'd like the valves to feel looser/faster/smoother. I know oils and springs have a lot to do with it, but do you veterans and wizards have other solutions? The vavle is top sprung with the spring on the outside. I use Ultra Pure oil. If your solution is to change the springs, and get thinner ones, will you tell me how to measure and communicate the need for something thinner?

    thanks...........crow
     

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