Jim Donaldson's Trumpet Gearhead page.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Rob Jokinen, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Rob Jokinen

    Rob Jokinen New Friend

    Nov 16, 2003
    Beaverton, OR
    Hi all,
    A question came up in the Zeus thread how to empty water from your horn without using spit valves.

    Well, the answer can be found here:
    http://www.dallasmusic.org/gearhead/Emptying Water.html
    I use this method all the time, since my Conn V1 does not have a 3rd valve slide water key. Its really easy to execute, and gets the water out of the whole horn in one fell swoop. Its cool 8) . Its also a fun trick if you're out on the marching field, and there are saxes about 5 feet in front. Get all the water in the bell, and when the drum major blows the whistle for 'horns up', then its shower time for the woodwinds! :twisted:

    Jim's top page is here:

  2. trumplyr

    trumplyr Pianissimo User

    Oct 31, 2003
    Rochester Hills, Mi.
    Thanks for the tip. I don't have much of a problem with any of my horns EXCEPT my flugal (Kanstul). Gurgles like a bad toilet. Love that horn but the water problem is very annoying.
  3. Emb_Enh

    Emb_Enh Banned

    Nov 16, 2003

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