WHY WHY WHY do people insist on using plyers on trumpets???

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by coolerdave, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Buck with a Bach

    Buck with a Bach Fortissimo User

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    Gee, guess I was lucky. Had shop, graduated as a printer even though I never did get to use the skill. So I had music and shop:roll::oops:

    Timken Vocational High School , class of '67. Before we settled on a major, we had to go through six weeks of each course. Welding, auto, drafting, machine shop, printing. I would have rather done auto, but my Mom insisted on printing:dontknow::roll::oops:
     
  2. coolerdave

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    It's been 43 years and I can still hear my Jr High wood shop teachers words "metal on metal causes dulling"
     
  3. gmonady

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    With all the parts you used from all those dying horns, would't it best to call your compsite horn a Frankenstein!
     
  4. kingtrumpet

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    NO - I really can't see how it could hold any German beerROFL
     
  5. gmonady

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    Forget the beer um-pa boy, can you just blow air through it?

    KT conversation with his lab assistant: Egor, give me another 500 Joules, I think I may be getting a middle C out of my monster trumpet.

    Egor: But Dr. KT Frankenstein, there is no electical storm activity due in the vacinity of our rock castle home for another 2 to 3 days.

    KT: Then Egor, just rub your feet together real fast and give me your finger.

    Egor: Dr. KT Frankenstein, quick, look this way, I am giving you the finger.
     
  6. coolerdave

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    ROFL .. at least he didn't say pull my finger
     
  7. kingtrumpet

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    interesting -- but I don't have to wait for lightning to strike -- I have 2 cats, so I can pet them each 1,000,000 times to generate electricity -- or I can go get a BIG CAT -- and generate upwards of 100MW of juice ---
    EITHER way - with my Asymmetric mpc - there is no need for extra power beyond what the KING TRUMPET can supply -- but thanks for your many suggestions.ROFL
    Cat Power Generation - Generators, Generator Sets & Power Systems
     
  8. Ed Lee

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    Wouldn't it be nice if mfrs put two small holes in valve caps and bottoms and included a pin spanner in the case to open them? That fine knurl just doesn't provide sufficient grip when they stick ... as many do.
     
  9. dkrice

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    There seems to be a mentality that if you have to screw something down then do it tightly so it doesn't come loose. I've run into it many times as a computer guy where someone torques down a screw and it can't be removed without stripping the head. I guess that's why many screws for computers have hex heads so the computer tech can remove it with a wrench after a user strips it.

    I'm already showing my son how to care for a horn before he gets his when school starts. He watched as I cleaned mine last night and tore it down completely (except for the spit valves). I showed him every part and how they work. I also told him we'll be doing the same thing to his as soon as he gets it so we can get it lubed up and ready to go.
     
  10. coolerdave

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    smart man.. good Dad
     

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