Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis
The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.
By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
I clean and dry the valves and casing, then paint the valve with black magic marker. Reinsert unoiled and push up and down a couple of times. Disassemble and look for scratches. If there are none, then the spring or way too much wear is/are the culprit(s)!
Magic marker comes off with acetone or lighter fluid.
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
Bb Trumpets: Yamaha YTR-6335HSII - Flip Oakes "Wild Thing" - 1972 Getzen Eterna "Severinsen" - 1980 Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign Studio - B&S 3005 WTR-L - 1963 Besson 10-10 - Monke Mystery Horn - Spiri Vario
C Trumpet: Inderbinen Alpha 200
Bb Bass: 1961 Holton #58 "Symphony"
Wyrd oft nereš unfågne eorl, žonne his ellen dėah.
"Pypes, trompes, nakers, clariounes, that in bataille blowen blody sounes"
My 56 Committee cornet has the same problem. The second valve sometimes comes up slowly after the horn is warm. My friend's 49 Committee trumpet is developing the same problem. I've had it looked at by several techs. The only solution I've found is to slightly offset my middle finger over the button on the second valve. I believe the horn had been played that way for a long time and the valves are worn that way. One tech suggested we try a spiral lapping technique he'd read about. Let me know if you find a solution. Good luck!
1932 Conn 2B Special trumpet
1956 Martin Committee Deluxe cornet
1964 (ish) Holton Al Hirt Special cornet
1972 Bach Stradivarus model 37
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