Trumpet Valve Malfunction Help!

Trumpet Valve Malfunction Help!

    
Trumpet Valve Malfunction Help!    18:08 on Monday, November 02, 2015          

trumpetsingerper
songirl

My trumpet recently developed an issue. The third valve sticks at the same place every time I press it. With hard pushing, you can get it in, but then it's even harder to get out. I have taken apart the valve, spring, and surrounding slides and cleaned them thoroughly with every tactic imaginable. Everything works fine until I put the valve in, then it stops working. Any ideas on how to fix>


Re: Trumpet Valve Malfunction Help!    14:09 on Friday, June 17, 2016          

BullzEyeMusic
(6 points)
Posted by BullzEyeMusic

At this point, I would go online and buy a new third valve, if it's that bad. If it's just sluggish, you might be oiling it too often. That's what happened to my trumpet.


Re: Trumpet Valve Malfunction Help!    02:10 on Saturday, June 18, 2016          

contra448
(762 points)
Posted by contra448

It could be a problem with the valve casing not the valve itself. Take it to a brass repairer - they deal with this sort of thing all the time.


Re: Trumpet Valve Malfunction Help!    14:47 on Saturday, June 18, 2016          

tenny52
(51 points)
Posted by tenny52

I find Liquid Wrench works better than Trumpet oil except it smells a little;
for stuck valve, have you tried using a wet sand paper, try little at a time, avoid over doing it.


Re: Trumpet Valve Malfunction Help!    03:30 on Sunday, June 19, 2016          

contra448
(762 points)
Posted by contra448

If you must experiment with 'sandpaper' only use a very fine grit - 600 or finer & wash off every trace of metal & grit before reassembling or the problem could become much worse. I still say take it to an expert before you ruin the casing as well.


Re: Trumpet Valve Malfunction Help!    05:17 on Tuesday, July 19, 2016          

cynthiamyra
(27 points)
Posted by cynthiamyra

Thank you! very useful information!


   




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