Tuning Slide O'Rings

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  1. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    I see on some of the "Vintage Eye Candy", and on my Getzen 700SP, small o'rings around the tuning slides although I notice my Getzen 900 doesn't have them fitted. The 900 is a 1983 model and
    the 700 was new in 2002 - what do these seals actually do? Are they effective? Should they be replaced if lost? Where can they be purchased? :dontknow:
     
  2. Firestas'1

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    I believe they are supposed to cushion the slide against the tubing when it is in the fully retracted position.

    I have one horn that has them and several that don't and frankly I don't see any appreciable difference.

    I actually am beginning to think they are a pain in the neck as they seem to dry out and crack easily or become dislodjed and twisted when cleaning the horn or lubing the slides.
     
  3. veery715

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    They do have a function when used on the 3rd valve (and 1st valve) slides, to cushion impact when pulling them back in so they don't make a clicking noise. I see no point in having them on the tuning slide, however.
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

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    Since Getzen valves are good for a lifetime they need some parts that need replacing! Maybe some after-market promoter will come up with O-rings for jazz, lead, and classical players. Yeah, that's it--"the Vulgan-O"...hmmm.
     
  5. veery715

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    Gotta git me sum dem jazz Vulganos - heavy ones.
     
  6. tedh1951

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    Ohhh you guys! (Frank Burns, M.A.S.H.)

    I just knew I'd get a sensible answer - I think the cushioning may be the go, I've had a little play since submitting the post, and the shock absorbing thing is the most logical - I will ask Getzen and log the results. Cheers to all for Christmas from "The land downunder":cool:
     
  7. Dale Proctor

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    Yep, their function is to quiet slide movements, like when you throw the 3rd valve slide out for a low D and then pull it back in quickly for thet G#. It gets rid of the metal-to-metal clank sound, nothing more. No need to have them on slides that aren't moved while playing.
     
  8. Pedal C

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    Sounds like you got one of them Irish made Getzens. Just kidding...
     

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