Valve venting...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ShaneChalke, May 7, 2014.

  1. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

    Mar 21, 2006
    Of course. I didn't mention about using proper safety gear. I always wear hearing protection and eye protection, and never point the air hose or the tubing I am drying at my face. I also never put the hose on my skin because it can force air in to your blood, which will make you very unhappy.
  2. Shifty

    Shifty Pianissimo User

    Jan 27, 2013
    Phoenix AZ
    If there's a hole in the bottom cap to allow air in and out at the bottom of the valve, and a gap at the valve stem on the other end to let the air in and out at the top, why does the piston need to allow air to pass through it?

    My Conn 80A, my Getzen 700 and even my Chinese pocket trumpet work as you've described, but none of the three valves on my flugelhorn appear to pass any air -- they barely move with the bottom cap hole plugged. Yet with the holes unplugged, the valve action is fine.
  3. jimc

    jimc Mezzo Piano User

    May 21, 2009
    Spokane, WA USA
    For me, the brought-back-from-the-dead valve would be more appealing than an undamaged one. Provided it indeed does work just as well.

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