1952 Holton Revelation 48 w/ Stork Studio Master VM, Wick 4
1975 Bach Stradivarius 182 "flugelhorn", Bach 7fl
1930 Holton Llewellyn, Heim 1
1990 Bach Stradivarius 180 with 37 bell, 7 leadpipe, Wick 4
Early 1900s Jaubert Eb peckhorn, cheap Lyle mp
Early '60s Getzen Super Deluxe Tone Balanced Copra Temp
Olds Ambassador cornet in pieces.
Thank you. This is good advice.
You own some very nice instruments.
I remember an article on the internet about disolving what I think was limescale / crystalised syliva on some woodwind mouthpieces, they tried vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and kettle cleaner.. after a while I think it was the vinegar, removed the most.
I just wondered if the repair shops use a paticular chemical to disolve the above in order to free tuning slides on brass instruments?
Marius Roche Flugelhorn
Conn Victor 80A
Lidl Rotary Trumpet
Thank you for your advice. I think when all else fails, repairmen might use a small application of brute force.
I need to really move all of slides on regular basis to keep them useable.
I hope that you are performing in some great places.
Again, your advice is appreciated.
Take a look at this
D'S T-SLIDE KNOCKEROUTER
Monette gold plated 993: For sale
I dont know if someone said this or not but
I remember someone telling me to fill the horn with water then feeze it, then let it melt the expansion and compresion of the ice could loosen it up a bit. I dont know if this is safe on pro horns I only tryed it on my marching horn.
Bach LB Mt. Vernon 239
This is a great idea. Thank you.
Of course, you cannot use these pliers on student Yamaha horns due to their insane construction - they do not have soldered ferrules. I use their other weakness which is lack of rigidity, and twist the whole horn back and forth to release the slide tubes. But, more than any other models, I have had to unsolder the receiver tubes and shock heat treat them to release. Yamaha, at one point, recommended cutting the slide in half and releasing each leg separately; then supply a brand new tuning slide!
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I've had luck with PB Blaster but it would likely dissolve lacquer.
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