Replated valves-Any good?

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  1. SteveRicks

    SteveRicks Fortissimo User

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    I am looking at a horn with replated valves. Is this a problem or should I expect them to perform as good as new? Hold up over time?
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    Steve
     
  2. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Replated means that they have been rebuilt. If it was a good job then it will be as good as new.
     
  3. forrest

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    As long as it was done by a reputable firm it should be fine. Most shops send them to Anderson Plating. They did a Selmer for me and the valves are great.
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    In some cases, the replated valves can be better than new! In most cases the valves have been replated because it is a great horn that has been played and played and played....
     
  5. oldlou

    oldlou Forte User

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    The other side of this coin is when valves have been poorly rebuilt. Just don't send a horn to Tallahassee, Fl. for the job. On mine, the plating started to peel almost immediately after I recieved the trumpet back. It was a total waste of $350.00 plus the shipping cost in both directions.


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