Problem with Valve 1?

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  1. lmf

    lmf Forte User

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    Let's see:

    Rowuk = 4,218 posts and a verified TM moderator with credentials. :thumbsup:

    Hitman = 151 posts of questionable nature who may be a troll. :dontknow:

    Whom should we trust as being truthful?

    I would go with Rowuk! :grouphug:

    Best wishes,

    Lloyd
     
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  2. Fidel

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    Thanks for the toothpaste tip, the Brasso thing was stressed VERY Gentle, the guy who told me actully teaches an instrument repair course! Anyway toothpaste sounds like a much better option, again VERY gentle.
    Regarding chinese instruments, some might be ok but some are not musical instruments and deserve to be hammered flat with a lump hammer and nailed to the gatepost as a warning. This might save budding trumpet players months of grief and frustration.
     
  3. Hitman0042

    Hitman0042 Banned

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    watever i dont care its not a war
     
  4. tedh1951

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    The toothpaste tip - you're very welcome.

    '.. hammered flat with a lump hammer .." now there's a turn of phrase. :roll:
     
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  5. Bach219

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    Man, this is one long *** thread on a valve problem!lol Did you at least fix it Hitman???
     
  6. lmf

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    Hitman shoulda' bought a Bach trumpet instead of the trumpet he is having trouble with. It has been a long story for sure!

    Best wishes,

    Lloyd
     
  7. Hitman0042

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    lol yer i fixed the problem. lol there is actually more discussion about other stuff in this thread. If you read it all you will see the discussions.
     
  8. tedh1951

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    Speaking of Chinese instruments - I watched the opening ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Paralympics last night - I quite liked the trumpet solo - I wonder where THAT instrument was made? I also wonder if he has any trouble with his 1st valve? :oops: Perhaps this should be a new thread. Mr. Administrator, please transfer this to a more appropriate forum if you think it warranted.
     
  9. Hitman0042

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    the problem is fixed now. It was dirty. Anyway my next trumpet will be a Bach. What would you suggest Tedh1951 considering your an Aussie and Aussie prices and begginer trumpets etc
     
  10. tedh1951

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    Hitman,

    The way I did it (and this may not be right for you) was to try many different horns. Often ones that had been recommended by respected sources. I tried every single trumpet at the largest local music centre - I travelled to Brisbane and assessed all the instruments at the country's largest music retailer, I played second hand instruments and others used by players at a Jerry Nowak workshop - over a long weekend. I read everything I could (before I discovered TM) on the trumpets that sat in my price range.

    Ultimately I settled on a Getzen 700SP, figuring that it was the best for the price, and commenced negotiations with Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center (Centre) - purchasing by mail order (this process is fraught with danger). There are lots of hidden costs but I believe my final purchase cost was about 40% less than I could buy the same horn in Australia. I won't make a recommendation except to say that this process (and trumpet) worked exceptionally well, for me.
     
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