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C trumpet problem
I play the Yamaha Xeno C, but condinsation (spit) is building up extremely quickly in the tuning slide. When I have to play a page or two nonstop (without emptying my water key) I sometimes just have to stop because of all the water build up. I don't have this problem with my Bb.
Mezzo Piano User
just tape the water key open... then it will automaticaly drain whenever it needs to...
but if you don't want to sound like crap, then i don't know what to tell you...
Seriously, though, I just remembered something...
condensation is not spit.
Re: C trumpet problem
what are you playing that is a page or two nonstop? etudes?
Originally Posted by Wynton
who says you cant stop and empty it?
tell yamaha that you aren't happy with it and ask for a replacement, or for them to try to fix it
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If the spit (I use that term, sorry) builds up in one place primarily, you have a problem. The spit should build up in two or maybe even three places; The main slide, the 3rd Slide, or the 3rd bottom cap.
Try a more rounded slide, see if that helps. Maybe even take off the 3rd cap altogether. See what happens, play around.
My Kanstul 1503 would have buildup in the 3rd cap. very strange.
Mezzo Piano User
So this may be a litle off topic, but why is it that more spit builds up in the 3rd slide rather than the 1st... If you think about it, we use the 1st more, shouldn't it build up there?
not sure (can't remember - haven't been playing C lately), but on my Bb - I can play 4th line D or 4th space Eb or E with the spit valve open and not have any effect on the sound (nodal points don't hit...) - I've been known to sneak the left hand around and drain some spit on those notes or on a quick breath...... YMMV
I would assume that it's because we play mostly pointing slightly downwards, so gravity doesn't let spit build up in the 1st slide
Originally Posted by trumpet blower88
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