Hello Everyone. This is my first posting.
In 2008, I attended the ITG 33 in Banff, Alberta Canada. I met up with Ron Partch who happens to specialize in brass repair work. He looked at my piccolo trumpet and noticed that the valve alignments were quite off. He said that the felts were too thick thus causing the valve portholes to be misaligned.
I was skeptical at first but whenever I played my piccolo trumpet, I felt like I was always fighting lots of resistance in sound.
A year ago I purchased a Bach Chicago C trumpet. It plays really well but again it has some resistance in sound.
This past week, I took both those horns to have it realigned. When I received my horns, I tested the horns out and was pleasantly surprised. Both horns were easier to play and more in tune!!! I was totally shocked!!! My C trumpet response is quick and it sounded fantastic!!! The piccolo trumpet spoke much easier that before!!!
Thank you Ron for doing such a wonderful job on both horns.
My question to everyone out there is what was your experience in having your horns readjusted by a qualified brass technician???