Slide severely stuck...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Repair and Modification' started by Chrishawk4, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. GoodMusic@PA

    [email protected] Piano User

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    Yes very true, my friend had a yamaha 2320 and the main tuning slide was stuck, he used the shoelace technique then the tuning slide got bent, causing the leadpipe to also bend, I don't know if the horn was flimsy but it was dumb, even though it was a mistake in the process(he tugged too hard), anyone can make that mistake when we get frustrated...:evil:
     
  2. soloft

    soloft New Friend

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    Run it under some warm water and it should loosen up. You can use the shoelace trick also, but don't yank on it too hard. I had a friend in the Region band that had his main tuning slide stuck the day before the concert. So, we did a shoelace trick, and ended up completely pulling the slide off. Luckily, the local music store was able to put it back together in time, but it was a bit of a disaster.
    Another friend of mine put valve oil into the trumpet also and it always seemed to help a bit. Maybe give that a shot?
     

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