noisy valves

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by oldgit, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. oldgit

    oldgit Pianissimo User

    Jun 16, 2010
    Basingstoke, England
    after playing a frineds B&H 400 yesterday i have noticed that the valves on my besson are really noisy when pushed down and on release. it seems to have rubber stops where the B&H has felt. Can this be the problem? if so can i just install felts?
    the bessons valves feel a lot quicker in responce than the B&H.
    thanks for any help.
  2. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

    Aug 9, 2007
    Levittown , NY
    It could be that the rubber stops are worn.If you do replace them with either felts or rubber ,make sure they're the right size(thickness).If they're too thin or too thick they will throw off the valve alignment which affects the way the horn plays and sounds.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011

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