New Bach 180S37 problem

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  1. wacbandvet

    wacbandvet New Friend

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    In the middle of playing an exercise on my new Bach Strad 180S37 B flat trumpet, one of the valves turned inside the valve casing. Anyone hear of this before? It is less than 1 month old.
     
  2. chef8489

    chef8489 Piano User

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    Take it back to the shop.
     
  3. SteveRicks

    SteveRicks Fortissimo User

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    Yes, take it back to the shop. It may be a valve guide that isn't fitting correctly. Once had a new horn (won't name the brand) and it kept having a similar issue-even getting stuck in the valve casing. Took it to one of the best mater repair guys in the South. We meddled with it for a while and then gave it back saying it was fixed. Would never tell me what was the issue. It has worked perfectly sense. My only guess (knowing I watched him from a distance and he never did anything to it with tools) is he repositioned a valve guide.
     
  4. tobylou8

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    Third for returning it! Sounds like a bad valve guide to me too. When you get your money back, go buy a pro Getzen. Way better horn and valves are warranted for life! :roll:
     
  5. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Give it Bach... and get yourself a horn that is real quality, not just a reputation built on quality he predecessors had long ago...
     
  6. Sterling

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    Tried a new one recently. Still pretty good. I like my Bachs. I'm liking my Conn Victor a little better now.
     
  7. mgcoleman

    mgcoleman Mezzo Forte User

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    Wow, guess we've had our daily Bach-bashing!

    Run it in to the shop - likely just something minor and then you can begin really enjoying the new horn.
     
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  8. Dale Proctor

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    Yeah, that's the ticket. Get rid of what's probably a great, brand new horn because a 25-cent nylon valve guide doesn't seat correctly. Some of you need to visit the doctor to make sure your legs weren't injured by that last kneejerk reaction...
     
  9. tobylou8

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    Didn't hurt my leg but did bust a gut!!
     
  10. SteveRicks

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    Yes, I would let the shop check it as it is likely something very very minor. You seem to have stumbled into some controversy- Bachs tend to be either loved or hated on TrumpetMaster- reminds me of football here with Alabama or Auburn- you think one is great and the other horrible. If you have a Bach, you obviously picked it because you liked the horn. They are great horns and played by many, many pros. Just get it checked out. Likely a very minor fix.
     

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