wierdest question ever?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by edcon1981, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    If you pull the tuning slide out, even if the passage has some curves, you should be able to get it through. Use some kind of "leader" that is both stiff and flexible (guitar low e string?) or a piece of string with a small weight on one end (like a leadpipe swab), and either gently push or drop it through. Once you have it through getting it to come out the bell should be easy. Then you can pull the wire through with it taped at the back end. Once you have the wire out the bell, run the other end through the tuning slide and into the leadpipe and out the receiver, and then just reinstall the slide.
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  2. lmf

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    Aren't Chinese trumpets already "pre-wired" for table lamp use?

    Best wishes,

    Lloyd
     
  3. Bob Grier

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    I've played some horns that shoulda been lamps! is shoulda a word?
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Saw off or immobilize the valves. The edges of the holes are sharp and can cut through the insulation if somebody pushes the valves down. 110V then travels through the brass.................... Make sure that the horn is grounded. I'd hate to see some joker get his chops fried!
     
  5. veery715

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    Robin's idea is a good one. Fill the space underneath with pennies or epoxy if you can't get the caps off.
    Instructions for working inside computers often refer to grounding yourself, but almost never tell you to unplug the power cord. Oh well, there are too many of us on the earth as it is.
    veery
     
  6. edcon1981

    edcon1981 Mezzo Forte User

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    excellent ideas guys!!

    very good point robin, that is probably what i will wind up doing.

    does anyone remember me talking about my youngest brother's trumpet? the wal mart Simba that my parents bought him in 2006 that they snuck under my radar? well because of my influence they're getting him a "worthy" student horn for xmas, maybe i'll use the simba... it seriously looks more "antiqued" than my '56 ambassador.

    we'll see how this project works out, then i'll start taking orders :D
     
  7. Sofus

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    Ed, I´ll just say this:

    YOU CAN DO IT!

    We´re ALL behind you, buddy . . .:thumbsup:
     
  8. john2158

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    I like that idea.:thumbsup: But why stop there? you have two other valves that could be used to operate switches for music, other lights, hidden rotating wet bar, etc.ROFL
     

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