Bach Stradivarius 43* (1974), Bach 3C Mouthpiece.
Getzen 896 Eterna Flugelhorn (1974), Curry 3FL Mouthpiece.
Plus a few other Bach, Getzen, Olds, Carol, and Besson horns.
I had dump slide problems on two of the Bach Strads I own. The trumpet one was stuck when I bought the horn (and never pulled easily after I had it removed), and the cornet (184) one rubbed the bell rim when I removed it. I had Bach 3rd valve water keys added to both horns. Problem solved, and I noticed no change in their playing characteristics. I realize I could have worked on the trumpet slide to loosen it, but I'd rather operate a water key than pull a slide.
Thanks everyone! I'm going to buy some Selmer slide grease, and if that doesn't work, I'll take it in to the shop to get refitted.
My Mt Vernon Strad had this problem, heavy greases were only a tempory cure, as a believer in keeping the valves oiled, one drop on each valve every time I took it out of the case, the grease soon thinned. I took the trumpet to my tech and he expanded the legs, I was suprised how hard the brass was and how much effort was needed to expand it. This was only a couple of minutes work for him and no charge to me.
Thanks for the good advice on this everyone. I had the local shop expand the dump slide and it's working fine now. $25 and only two days without my horn. Success!
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