Slight springy sound in 2nd valve

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by hhsTrumpet, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    To the OP: I had exactly the same problem with my Radial before sending it to Anderson Plating for overhaul. Tried everything with the valve like you did, problem was still there intermittently. Told Anderson about it, they could not replicate the problem. Upon receiving the horn back from them, problem was still there, driving me nuts. I found out accidentally that it was actually the slide rattling, not any part of the valve assembly.

    I'm not sure what has been said throughout this entire thread, but it might actually be your 2nd valve slide that's a little loose and produces the noise. To find out, push against the slide with your palm while playing a note with the 2nd valve pressed. If it makes the springy sound go away, that's it. Then, try taking the slide out, apply a generous coating of thick grease (I like the Courtois for tuning slides or slides that don't move), put the slide back in place and push it firmly in to make sure it's in all the way, and see what happens. It's worth a try at this point.
     
  2. hhsTrumpet

    hhsTrumpet Piano User

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    What do they use on Xeno?
     
  3. hhsTrumpet

    hhsTrumpet Piano User

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    Well, step 1 is exactly why I posted this thread. To see if anyone in TM knew how to fix it. Isn't this what forums are for?
     
  4. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    Same springs as every other Yamaha trumpet. Found that using google, you should try it sometime.
     
  5. hhsTrumpet

    hhsTrumpet Piano User

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    The problem isn't when I'm playing. But, its not the slide. The problem is still present when I take out the slide.
     
  6. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    Have you switched the springs yet?
     
  7. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Then just play it and NO PROBLEM!
     
  8. hhsTrumpet

    hhsTrumpet Piano User

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    I took out the spring and put it back in. The problem is a lot better but the problem is slightly still there. BUT somehow the problem started in the 1st valve now... WTF!?
     
  9. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Ignore it, get over it, move on and play. You'll be much less aggravated with the results.
     
  10. hhsTrumpet

    hhsTrumpet Piano User

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    I flipped all the springs, and I think it's all good now.
     

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