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    Re: Selmer Paris Sigma Tuning Slide Problem

    It's still cheaper to expand in the first place.
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    Re: Selmer Paris Sigma Tuning Slide Problem

    Based on what I described and the comments received I am wondering if I could have received a trumpet that that is sub quality? The Sigma tuning slide surfaces were polished and appeared to have a lacquer finish, the slides worked smoothly with the thin lubricant that was applied by the factory but seemed to be a looser fit than other horns and leaked some water which was corrected with a lube change except for the main tuning slide. I am wondering if my Sigma slides are typical for Selmer Paris trumpets (Sigma, Concept TT, 80J)? If my Sigma is not up to Selmer standards I am still under warranty and would try to find a U.S. Selmer contact. Considering the list price of the trumpet and Selmer Paris's reputation I expected high quality. Thanks for the input, Jim
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    Re: Selmer Paris Sigma Tuning Slide Problem

    Beside the Sigma I now have, I have also owned a late model Concept TT. I could not find fault with either one, so if your slides are loose, you should contact Conn-Selmer. Mine came with a Selmer mouthpiece (the TT came with a Bach mp), but there was also some Conn-Selmer-Bach literature. Even though discontinued they should stand behind it.

    It may be easier to have a tech tighten things up. They expand more than just the end of the tubing.

    I wouldn't draw any conclusions based on the list price. Those prices were so high that they were absurd ($3600-5500), and what you likely paid for yours (mine was ~$1500) is indicative of where the wholesale prices were set. If they'd used a more reasonable MSRP maybe they'd still be in the trumpet biz. I think for the price I paid, the horn I got is FANTASTIC. I did switch to the anhy. lanolin though because of some water issues on the tuning slide. I don't consider this a fault, really.

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    Re: Selmer Paris Sigma Tuning Slide Problem

    My thinking is when you're forced to have a tech expand the tubing that there is a change in intonation albeit minute. Yeah, anhydrous lanolin is a biggee with me also. Don't blame me if my hands are callous free and smoother than my wife's.

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    Re: Selmer Paris Sigma Tuning Slide Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by VetPsychWars View Post
    So... then... just get the slide tubes replaced!

    Not all that difficult...

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    Re: Selmer Paris Sigma Tuning Slide Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgano Brother View Post
    Easily done for free. Grab a trombone mouthpiece, insert into the slide and pound gently. Ta-da!
    Ivan's gonna love that!!!!!
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    Very gently?
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