Valve question

Discussion in 'Horns' started by bigaggietrumpet, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    Ok, so recently I've noticed that over time, when playing my Studio, a liquid builds up in the bottom valve caps, and then drips all over me. I have a hunch that this is spit, as it doesn't smell like Blue Juice. Does this mean that I have worn out valves, or is this something normal?
     
  2. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Normal. I wouldn't think it would build up to where it dripped all that quickly though. Maybe if you "dump" the caps before your first warmup of the day? That's why some bottom caps have "built in" lips around the bottom hole... to keep the water/oil from continually running all over your white shirt (and maybe one more reason for musicians to wear black? :D )
     
  3. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    Nah, we just wear black because we are so cool. :cool:
     
  4. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    spit? does that mean you spit into your horn? :wink:

    It is probably condensation.
     
  5. trumpeterb

    trumpeterb Pianissimo User

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    Try a grime guard...they work great. They catch any drippings before they ruin your pants...
     
  6. osousay

    osousay New Friend

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    don't you use your spit valves? I empty those at the end of every play.I have never had valve leak-yours must be worn-use a heavier oil.
     
  7. Bear

    Bear Forte User

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    Normal? You're in Aggieland... what's your definition of normal?! lol. Just kiddin' brother. I actually had the same prob, then I put on some gutters, valve are so smooth, I use less oil, and I don't ruin my shirts!
     
  8. Robert Rowe

    Robert Rowe Mezzo Piano User

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    Try wearing cover-alls.
    Works great.

    Robert Rowe
     

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