Hello all. It's been a while since I've been on TM and something that happened recently made me think of you guys again.
My friend's horn had a solder joint fail (forgive me if I'm using the wrong term) where the brace connects to the leadpipe. I told him I'd give him a couple bucks for the horn because I know a guy who repaired that same injury on my horn and did so really well and he mentioned he was already getting a new horn, and he said he'd give it to me for free. Win-win, right? I get a horn for whatever I decide to spend on repairs, he gets rid of something he won't use and doesn't need.
Well, the marching band curse took its toll and halfway through rehearsal the kid had somehow managed to tear the other two solder joints apart (leadpipe to valve block and other brace to leadpipe), effectively severing the leadpipe from the horn. The only thing keeping it on it the tuning slide.
My question: all I need to do is get this to my tech and he can just solder the joints and we're good, correct? There's no other damage as far as I can see.
For those of you wondering, he did end up giving me the horn free of charge.
I am looking forward to some educated replies. I'm just a high school kid myself; I don't know much about metallurgy.
You should be able to download some pictures of the casualty here: