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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by reedy, Mar 28, 2011.
Oh the possibilities!
"Sometimes I do shower with a horn" … and play "singing in the rain" ?
Seriously? What about the felts? Doesn't water ruin them?
How hot was the water? I bought a Reynolds cornet last summer (for $35) and the lacquer wasn't that great so I decided to strip it. I boiled water in a very large pot at my parents house - one my mother would use to boil a dozen corn in - and then put the cornet in, turning it end-to-end every 10 minutes or so. When I finally took it out the lacquer was peeling off just as you say like a clear film encasing the instrument. I think I got most of it off (intentionally) that way.
well it was from a tap in the kitchen, not like a kettle so it wasent boiling, and with cold water in aswel, compleatly forgot about warm-hot water taking laquer off! so it was warm, I was quite happy to have my hands in there no problem so it wasent that hot!
Same thing - Selmer and Bach use the same lacquer. A remnant of the time when they were part of the same company. Try getting the shop to accept the warranty, or go for the silver.
BTW - Nice horn, you have good taste!
Cheers, love it!
I spoke to a guy at Uni who repairs instruments and he said because it was my fault it cant be covered under warranty.... might just peal it all off and leave it as raw brass.....
If I were you I'd push it a bit further. The 'guy who repairs instruments' is probably not the same guy who would sign off on a replacement. I think you said this isn't a very old trumpet and the water was comfortable on your hands. Trumpets SHOULD be made to be bathed so I would think that you would have reason to complain and try to get some compensation. Contact the manufacturer directly as well. Complain to everyone the whole way up the chain. My wife's friend recently found a wood chip in a package of diapers and contacted the company (Pam....). They checked it out and then sent her a large quantity of new diapers, coupons, and an apologetic letter. Stuff sometimes happens during manufacturing and something gets out the door that shouldn't. Perhaps there was a problem with the lacquer application on your trumpet.
+1 Good advice from Craig!