New springs for cornet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by oso2you, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. oso2you

    oso2you New Friend

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    First post here. Picking up my trumpet and cornet after many years. I have a Holton cornet, Model 28 (I think this is the model # but the "8" is not too clear). The serial # is 322541. I think it was make in the early to mid 60's. This is a very nice cornet from everything I've read.

    I need new valve springs and I measured them at 3/8" diameter by 1 1/4" long. I can't find any springs from online dealers that are the correct size.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Don
     
  2. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Go to a local repair shop. They will have them for cheaper than any online retailer.
     
  3. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Better to go to a tech and have them look at them. They may have comparable springs, if not the exact ones, that will work just as well, perhaps better.
     
  4. oso2you

    oso2you New Friend

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    There is no repair place in town but I can have it sent out. I'll do that. They can also check other things while they are at it.

    I'm pleased that after such a long lay off, I seem to be doing OK. I am reviewing my music theory as well. What is a good beginner exercise book?
     

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