Just some solder?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Repair and Modification' started by PiGuy_314, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    Not to mention the residuals from dent bag, oops I mean gig bag purchases.
     
  2. PiGuy_314

    PiGuy_314 Pianissimo User

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    I mean, he did get the mouthpiece out, so it wasn't a total loss...

    ~Noah
     
  3. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    And this, kids, is why you don't seat your mouthpiece with a firm twist in. Just slide it in gently; unless the horn or the mouthpiece is way out of spec, it'll stick.

    Tom
     
  4. LaTrompeta

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    Yep. In high school, my friend took my other friend's trumpet between the knees, and dealt severe blows to the mouthpiece, trying to get it unstuck. He broke the leadpipe right off! I would say just use some masking tape until you can afford a quality technician.
     
  5. PiGuy_314

    PiGuy_314 Pianissimo User

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    Just got the horn in the OP to my tech and he said no big deal. He can even get out a dent in the bell. Thanks all!

    ~Noah
     
  6. gordonfurr1

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    Dent bags are passive-aggressive forms of rebellion against all instruments of music. Insidious, they are.
     
  7. Ed Lee

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    Yo'all have had your fun about me applying lanolin to my mouthpiece shanks, but I'm getting the last laugh when a mouthpiece is stuck. Still, I've a bob-cat by the tale by what others tell me. Still in all my years, I've only pulled mouthpieces with my bobcat less than 25 times, and 3 of those were on pre-owned instruments I bought.
     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe the world needs a cheap mouthpiece puller OR to design the mouthpiece receiver and mouthpiece with Hex bolt geometries, making them easy to apply leverage to when stuck.
     
  9. Culbe

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    I kid I know wanted to play the trumpet in his school band, but couldn't get the funds for one. I offered to let him borrow my cornet, it was halfway through the year, but he never got back to me. Missed the right time and the momentum lost.
     
  10. coolerdave

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    I am sure it happens but I can't say I ever saw another instrument with a stuck mouthpiece. Certainly not one where the leadpipe was dismantled or mangled.
    The regularity to which this happens on trumpets is probably worthy of a dissertation.
     

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