Quote Originally Posted by rowuk View Post
That is because you have to duck when a trumpet player is letting the spit out of a leaky spit valve!

I think the quick fix was just to duck the spit valve to make it seal. You can't let the spit out anymore, but until the horn starts to gurgle, it works!
Funny you mention this...the spit valve on my Olds Ambassador broke off my junior year of high school. 20 years later, the duct tape still keeps the spit in