leaks in the valves

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by msu_ggtrumpet, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. msu_ggtrumpet

    msu_ggtrumpet New Friend

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    is it possible to fix leaks in valves? i am playing an Olds Super made in 1940 and pretty much every valve has a leak. anyway to fix this until i get my new horn in december?
     
  2. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    Check the horn resources thread for some good repair people and give them a call. The following come to mind as ideas: Bob Reeves; Dillon; Wayne Tanabe.

    Don't know what their turnaround time is, but it seems worth a shot.
     
  3. BigBadWolf

    BigBadWolf Piano User

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    Since you only need to use the horn for a short while, you should get a more viscous valve oil. I'd try the Hetman #3 (Classic), it is their most viscous oil.
     
  4. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    Put slide grease on the valves. Oil until the valves work.
     
  5. msu_ggtrumpet

    msu_ggtrumpet New Friend

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    i said the wrong thing. i meant that the slides leak. i am sorry. but i did have the previous problem with the valves and the slide grease works for a while.
     
  6. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    Apply thick grease to the slides.
     

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