You're destroying your valves. Lubricate them every few days with a synthetic valve oil, or every day with a conventional valve oil. No excuses!
Glad you're happy with it. Please let us know how well it lasts, if you don't mind.
I'd get it replated. I'd look for someone with a stellar reputation to do it. Being able to see examples of work they've done would be nice....
Thank you, Jack E!
It would have been amusing to have both. Maybe then rockets would shoot out of the guy's ears!
I might add that the depth of knowledge available here is impressive!
It's good to see you here, too. If I could access TM archives (fat chance!), I'd be able to tell you who mentioned theMouthPiece.com, as I don't...
A marking of FFF is loud!
It adds new meaning to the term "hot licks", doesn't it? :D
Maybe this will change your mind:
Decades ago a talk show host on the radio here in the US held a contest. The first caller who answered his question would win a million dollars,...
2nd Tenor, I'll give you the example of how the challenge system worked in my experience as described above.
The trumpet section was divided...
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