Valve action of Scherzer Piccolo Trumpets

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trumpetsplus, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

    Jun 11, 2006
    South Salem, NY
    I have had a few Sherzer Piccolos through my repair shop recently and have been very unhappy with their valve action. To be more accurate, dissatisfied with the linkage; the very old system which you can adjust the free play (rattle) by tightening a screw - until the whole action locks!

    When I was designing my Jaegerhorn (rotary valve, vertical bell corno da caccia or posthorn), the original cluster had this outdated action so I visited Martin Seibold in Bavaria and had a set of Minibal linkages made up. The difference was chalk and cheese! An ordinary valve action was transformed into being silky smooth and lightning fast.

    Surely there are some Scherzer players out there who would like this mod? Or players of any other Rotary trumpets/flugels/etc? I can fit Minibal linkages to all of these.
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    If it cheap enough, sure! ...along with an extra set of slides to make the fourth valve lower the horn by a fifth, and the third valve by a minor third.

    If you can do all that for under $100 I'm in!

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