Trumpets are for extroverts - Lee Morgan
No sound. After some checking I discovered that the valve will click in two different spots 180 degrees apart!
Gosh that takes me back to high school when we'd take someone's horn (when they weren't looking) and put the valves in backwards.
Had the exact same thing happen to me. I teach instrumental music to grades 3,4&5 and was showing third graders how to oil their valves. I had my horn with me and spent considerable time cautioning the kids to be sure that they put the valves down in the right position. I forgot to practice what I preach and I'm sure you know what happened. The kids had a good laugh!
Did you ever get 2 strad's together & re-plumb the tuning slides so that you had one leadpipe going into the other horn. Mad - you have to play the pitch for your part, but play the fingering for the other part.. Sign of a wasted youth...
Another favourite was during some bars rest, just gently lean over to your neighbour & pop out their 2nd valve slide whilst they are not looking.
Realized I was off topic, thus started a new thread about an efficient way to sort out valves on trumpets.
New thread found here... (Best way to sort out mixed up valves...)
Last edited by vntgbrslvr; 01-17-2011 at 12:10 PM.
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lol thats funny, only things we did to each other were pull the tuning slides out (or push them in)... and pour water bottles into each other's tubas
'72 Olds Ambassador (bone)
Saving up for a Bach 42T
"Never fear the future, for it does not exist and never shall."
I cleaned my Getzen just before the Yamaha and all went well. I keep the spinning of valves to a minimum when reassembling or oiling and my Olds has never done that before either. This was a new one on me. Life just gets more and more complicated doesnt it? Thanks everyone for being so understanding of a goof like me. Best wishes.
M J Klashen The Yankee 1923
Concertone, Czech made, pre war
Olds Ambassador Cornet 1955
Olds Super Trumpet 1966
Yamaha 8335 Xeno 2008
Getzen 900s Eterna Classic 2009
Yamaha YTR 6335
Martin Magna 1959
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