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

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  1. codyb226

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    You neutered your trumpet???????????? Poor flair.....
     
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  3. codyb226

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    That is because you have a stop ROD, not a stop SCREW. The screw can dent the slide if it is hit multiple times.
     
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  5. codyb226

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    Dump slide? Have you ever thought of putting one on it?

    Looks like he is back to this again.......
     
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  7. rowuk

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    There are by the way, many manufacturers that do choose not to add a spitkey to the third valve:
    Professional Bb Trumpets > Bach
    B-flat Trumpets
    YTR-9335NYS - Xeno Artist Modelle - Yamaha - Deutschland
    Monette Instruments
    Kanstul.com

    This has nothing to do with the hole in your head. Obviously, these are reputable companies that understand the convenience of a third slide spit key. They seem to have a universal take on why not however. You can do your own research as to why, I already asked them the question.


    HHS,
    your trumpet is not suffering. The small mark that occurs by occasionally reaching the stop screw will not contibute to a shorter horn life. I assume you are talking about your Yamaha instruments. I do have a question howevers. Why do you push the slide out so far that it hits the stop screw hard enough to cause a DENT? All of the Yamaha instruments that I have played need nowhere near that much compensation for a centered low D or C#. The stop screw is actually designed only as a safety net.
     
  8. hhsTrumpet

    hhsTrumpet Piano User

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    I understand it will not hurt the trumpet. I just want to keep it with as few dents as possible. Well, when I press the 3rd valve (for example when I oil my valves or when I pick the horn off a stand or something) the slide slides, hitting the stopper.
     
  9. hhsTrumpet

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    I made a stopper out of yarn that would go around the 1st and 3rd slide finger rings. Does yarn contain anything that would tarnish a silver trumpet? It of course wouldn't scratch it, would it?
     
  10. Dupac

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    Oiling the horn, keep it horizontal ; picking it off the stand, take it inserting a finger in the third slide ring : you just need to be accustomed to do so.
    And no problem with yarn ; just avoid rubber.
     

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