Trumpet Valve Alignment?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Eeviac, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Alex_C

    Alex_C Piano User

    May 30, 2010
    Gilroy, California
    Wow those felts do stuff?

    I was oiling my valves today and put the 3rd one in the wrong way, it was so funny, my horn was so blocked up! And I couldn't figure out what was wrong, I finally figured it out.
  2. JediYoda

    JediYoda Mezzo Piano User

    Sep 25, 2010
    State of Confusion
    yep!! $220 plus shipping!!
  3. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

    Oct 19, 2008
    Flinders Vic Australia
    If you have a friendly dentist ask him if he has a No 2 mirror he can sell you, mine was $4 and find a cheap single led booklight, mine $2, and you have all the inspection tools necessary to check valve alignment, remove 2nd valve and check 1 and 3, through the interconnecting ports, remove 1 or 3 to check 2. I have found that .010" does not make a difference at least for me.

    An interesting experiment is to blow an open note and slowly press each valve in turn noting the amount of travel before the note distorts, also do from the depressed position releasing slowly, the results may surprise you.

    Regards, Stuart.

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