Third valve slide

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  1. B15M

    B15M Forte User

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    Manny,

    I have a concert coming up where I am playing a solo where I have to use a plunger.

    With the right hand on the valves and the left working the plunger; every time I play A flat the third slide comes out and the note goes way flat.

    I thought about getting another string and tying it for that part.
    What would you do?
     
  2. MahlerBrass

    MahlerBrass Piano User

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    I've had similar dilemma in the past and I used hair twisty, those thin ones that are always lying around. It gave me liberty of using my slide with little resistance and still held it in its place when I wasn't holding it. Though I'm not Mr. Laureano, I hope this helps!
     
  3. jcstites

    jcstites Mezzo Forte User

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    rubber band? fishing line...

    anything like that should hold it
     
  4. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    A little less valve oil mixed in with the slide grease.
     
  5. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

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    Grow a third arm?
     
  6. nieuwguyski

    nieuwguyski Forte User

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    Don't use a rubber band on a silver horn -- the sulfur content of natural rubber will very quickly tarnish any silver it touches, and it doesn't take long for the tarnish to go right down to brass.

    I used to have problems with the third valve slide auto-extending during plunger work. Then, for unrelated reasons, I switched to mouthpieces bent 10 degrees. That's just enough to level out my trumpet and prevent the third valve slide from extending while plungering.
     
  7. BigBadWolf

    BigBadWolf Piano User

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    I had the same problem on my C tpt using a harmon. I ended up using one of those coated rubber bands thaat women use in their hair. It worked well.
     
  8. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

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    crap... i wish i would have know that whole rubber band thing before... I've had one on my marching horn for about 3 weeks now, I'm afraid to take it off and look... oh well, like I said, it's my marching horn, no big deal... even though theres not a dent or scratch on it and now the litle thingies on it are tarnished!!!!!!! :-(
     
  9. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    Use round elastic cord. It is found in any fabrics store. You can even get gold and silver to match your horn.
     

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