How to prevent the 3rd valve slide stopper from damaging the horn

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  1. hhsTrumpet

    hhsTrumpet Piano User

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    I've been noticing that the 3rd valve side stopper creates a small dent on the rim of the slide every time the slide hits the stopper. It of course doesn't affect my playing, but I want to keep my horn in a good condition, so any idea on how to prevent that?
     
  2. DaTrump

    DaTrump Forte User

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    Take a picture of your 3rd valve slide and stopper mechanism, post it to something like photobucket and put a link in. It will help us better understand the situation
     
  3. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    I don't see anything like this on my 8335… I guess it's quite invisible, isn't it ?
    However, you could put a very tiny piece of tape on the stopper ?
     
  4. Peter McNeill

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    If there is a metal rim, just tie a small rubber band around it to absorb the shock. There are plastic/rubber seals for this as well that are specific for this purpose. You just need to know the OD of the pipe.
     
  5. mrsemman

    mrsemman Piano User

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    Peter,

    I use an elastic band, long enough to loop around the first valve ring and the third valve ring. This keeps the slide from moving too far forward to damage the rim of the third slide. You can also use this without the stopper screw, which would also prevent this from happening.

    Gary
     
  6. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    If you can still find it a small piece of bicycle valve rubber over the end of the stop screw. If you want to keep the horn pristine then leave it in the case and not play it. Small marks like this are just a fact of life with use. Just wait until a viola player trips over your stand and knocks it into your bell.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  7. codyb226

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    What they said, put a rubber stopper on it. Or, you can just not throw your slide out until it hits the stop. Whatever you prefer.....
     
  8. kingtrumpet

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  9. codyb226

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    KT, there was a reason that it was there. And there is a tread about it. Look it up.
     
  10. kingtrumpet

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