Trumpet makes funny noise when I play the top space E

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  1. jaemard

    jaemard Mezzo Piano User

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    There is a possibility that there is a duck in the bell and the only note that bothers it is the top space E. Don't panic.
     
  2. Sidekick

    Sidekick Mezzo Piano User

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    I once had something like the problem described (the vibration not the duck). On advice from a tech I turned the valve springs the otherway up and the problem went away - could have been coincidence, but it worked.
     
  3. musicalmason

    musicalmason Forte User

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    The cause of your problem: it's a barrington. There might be a remedy that would fix this, but the best remedy is a new horn. The first thing to go on these cheap horns are valves and solder joints, both of which will cause noise when they fail.
     
  4. amr67644

    amr67644 New Friend

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    My trumpet and I are both a little offended by this. Having played it for a little over 4 years now I feel fairly confident in saying it is a pretty good quality horn.
     
  5. amr67644

    amr67644 New Friend

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    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I'm going to try some of them when I go to practice tonight.
     
  6. musicalmason

    musicalmason Forte User

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    Wow.
     
  7. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    Do you have Amado water keys? The tuning slide water key often ends up right where a wave node forms when playing top space E and it can make the water key vibrate.
     
  8. amr67644

    amr67644 New Friend

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    No, I just have normal water keys.
     
  9. amr67644

    amr67644 New Friend

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    I was messing with it today while I was warming up for my lesson and I figured out that it is definitely coming from a loose connection between the valves and the leadpipe. I took all of the valves apart and put them back together. Everything is tight and everything is intact. I also discovered that it stops making the noise if I place a small amount of pressure upwards on the leadpipe with my right thumb where it normally touches the leadpipe.

    My professor was looking at and he agreed that is probably where it is coming from, but we couldn't find anything that looked like it was disconnected.
     
  10. veery715

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    A disconnected brace can often not be seen, but can be heard. I'd have a tech check it.
     

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