Valve Alignment?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by PSH, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. PSH

    PSH Pianissimo User

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    So, I always hear a lot about guys having a valve alignment done to their horns, but then i realized that i don't really know how the procedure works or what it's benefits are...can anyone fill me in??

    Thanks,
    PSH
     
  2. gchun

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  3. J. Landress Brass

    J. Landress Brass Pianissimo User

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    Benifits:

    More evenness between open and pistons compressed
    Bigger sound
    More responsive
    More free
    Never have to replace felts

    Ask Wilmer Wise, I just did an alignment and cleaning on his horn and wow, what an instrumet!!!!
     
  4. Fluffy615

    Fluffy615 Piano User

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    Josh,
    How long would it take to evaluate and then do an alignment. Is it something I could wait around for, or do I leave the horn and come back in a few days?
    Bob
     
  5. J. Landress Brass

    J. Landress Brass Pianissimo User

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    Same day for most work on your horn.

    Josh
     
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  8. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    I'm hooked.
    I am taking the C trumpet in tomorrow for a valve alignment.
    Wilmer
     
  9. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Ahhhh, rotaries do have their advantages. A quality champagne cork and an exacto knife do the trick quite nicely. :cool:
     
  10. Shermy

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    All these services mention aligning the valves vertically. Can they be aligned horizontally as well? I looked at one of my horns (just the second valve of course) and noticed that it's more out of whack from left to right as opposed to up and down (which the above described valve alignments correct). It seems to me the only way to fix it horizontally would be to make valve guides that have the little notches that fit into the grooves in the sides however many degrees necessary to the left or right of where they normally are. Or, I guess you could unsolder the valve where the spring section meets the tubing section and resolder it to the correct alignment - that seems pretty tricky though. Is this making any sense?
     

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