Valve Re-alignment and other horn tweaks.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by piccolomaster, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

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    I love my valve adjusting tool I got a while back, it is amazing how off some of the horns I have were.....
     
  2. Namder

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    I repeat - the original poster stated his technician(not me) diagnosed the problem of misalignment as his felts. I am fully aware that not all alignment problems are down to the felts. It would be helpful if you read the posts correctly.
     
  3. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Felts were on his horn, causing misalignment. Synthetics were put on to replace them.
    Once again. Proper alignment of a horn isn't buying new felts and installing them.
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The original poster got improved response from the horn and that is good. Considering all of the "imperfections" in a trumpet, I am not sure that the alignment is the most bang for the buck. In the case of Bach trumpets René Spada, a Swiss technician disassembles them, then puts them back together with the precision of a watchmaker. Relieving tension and turning them into a tuning bell configuration has brought so much joy to all that own the instruments that I can only recommend going a step further than alignment.
     

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