Need to clean horn

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  1. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    I assume you found out from the seller that the valves to go up and down and not stuck? Could be a spring issue or the felts, pads, corks or whatever are different from the others, an alignment problem.
    No rust that I know of. Exposed slides can get corroded, turn green, etc. Hard to see if there are problems inside the tubing. Check it over when you get it and let us know what you see the problems to be.:dontknow:
     
  2. Ed Kennedy

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    Brass doesn't rust, that's why you find it on boats. It does tarnish if left uncoated. The valve is probably a cork/felt alignment issue.
     
  3. RX-2Fan

    RX-2Fan Pianissimo User

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    i know brass doesnt rust but ive heard that there are horns that do have rust issues. the seller said that the keys move freely and it does play.

    thanks
     
  4. RX-2Fan

    RX-2Fan Pianissimo User

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    Its here.

    Ill post pics tomorow. cant beleave how small it is. not that many dents, and the dents that are there are small or not obvious. the valve problem is that the bottom caps arent screwed in all the way. the finnish on the horn right now is not bad but could still use a polish. the inside of the bell is silver not brass colored, and the mouth piece is like 1/3-1/2 the size of my 3c. gona clean it tomorow, should be fun. the tunning slide and first valve slide are the only ones that are stuck.
     
  5. RX-2Fan

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    Re: Need to clean horn update

    sorry that its been a while but here is a pic of it after i cleaned it up.
     

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  6. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    Looks great. How does it play?
     
  7. nordlandstrompet

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    This could be the felts. Check the valves if the felts are missing
    on valve 1 and 3. No 2 looks ok, so if felts are missing on 1 & 3,
    put some new felts in and align the valves.
    Or it could be as simple as the valve caps are not screwed down all the way
    as you mention.
    Good luck with your "new" horn.
     
  8. RX-2Fan

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    in my opinion it plays pretty good. i fliped some felts around and the valves are pretty much aligned, just the first valve is off by a centimeter. i tried finding what year it was made and found that it was a second year production ( i think it was 1925). if anyone could clarify that would be great. serial # is 014***. only thing i dont like about the horn is that the lead pipe is so long that if not careful it will play flat.

    Thanks
     
  9. nordlandstrompet

    nordlandstrompet Forte User

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    I hope you mean a millimeter :-P

    Nice horn anyway
     
  10. tedh1951

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    Damn - there's them rotten metric decimal thingies again. :roll:
     

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