rotary valves

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by street, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. street

    street New Friend

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    Any way to loosen up the rotary valves on my piccolo trpt?? they seem stiff compared to the rotary valves on my mezzo trpt.
     
  2. stumac

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    Tell us a little more, what is the make?, how long have you had it?, when was the last time the valves were last dismantled, cleaned and oiled?

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  3. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    Possible excess friction in the front and back bearings.
    What linkage does it have? I have had much success swapping to Minibal linkages.

    Dirt, Damage or Distortion applies to rotaries as well as pistons.
     

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