Terminal case of red rot

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  1. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    For those who are wondering, this is what happens if you don't keep your instrument clean.

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  2. bumblebee

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    Is that on the outside working in, or the inside working out?

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  3. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    "Congratulations. Hang it on a wall and buy a new trumpet."

    Yike.

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  4. A.N.A. Mendez

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    Ivan, have you ever seen it in that area before? I have not.....
     
  5. trumpetsplus

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    I've seen it a few times - once on a NY Bach I was buying for myself. But this Holton is split through right at the braised joint out of the 1st casing. You would repair something like this on a museum piece (Josh Landress has done some), but not on a student horn.
     
  6. Newell Post

    Newell Post Piano User

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    Yikes. My old Getzen/Sevrensen has a mild case in the lead pipe--the usual place--but nothing like that. Maybe the lead pipe on this one was previously replaced?
     
  7. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    I have seen it in the port knuckles a few times on old Yamahas.
     
  8. Culbe

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    What horn is that? You mentioned ot was a student holton?
     
  9. SteveRicks

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    Ivan,

    Is that coming out of the 1st valve? How did garbage get down that far? One would think the leadpipe would be a target, and the tuning slide to a lesser extent.
     
  10. Brekelefuw

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    It's not garbage that causes it. It is acids eating away the zinc in the alloy. These are carried by moisture.
     

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