Attention Cornet Players!!!!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by welsh_cornetto, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. welsh_cornetto

    welsh_cornetto New Member

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    Tired of getting oil on your clothes? I know for sure I am. In my opinion I think it would be a great idea if someone invented a drip tray to place on the bottom of the cornets valves. Euphoniums have drip trays so why haven't cornets or infact any other brass instruments?

    What do you people think?
     
  2. yorkshire_lass86

    yorkshire_lass86 New Member

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    Thankfully as a bone player (and sackboot extrordinaire) we dont have that problem but can imagine it can be a problem being constantly lubed... driptrays are the way forward. I think we should get in touch and start a business ;)
    the joey
     
  3. andyp

    andyp Active Member

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    No idea why cornets don't have them, having said that I've never had valves that dripped, unless just after I've washed it (theres always a bit collects in the bottom then). Or I've put too much oil on, then the excess drips out.
    Now if you could get non-drip water keys, that would be great!
     
  4. Rotson

    Rotson New Member

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    Use spit - its just as effective, a lot cheaper and doesn't make as much mess!
     
  5. Nat

    Nat Member

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    but if you do that too often the cornet will rust and the valves will smell lol
     
  6. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

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    But valves don't taste very nice.... and you end up covered in mucky grey stuff :tongue:
     
  7. Rotson

    Rotson New Member

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    Nat - your breath must be like acid! No offence lol
     
  8. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

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    Valves are machined to fine tolerances and need oil to work correctly. Spit just gums them up and requires major cleaning work to sort out after a while. Also corrodes the metal.
     
  9. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

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    Insert a 5p piece in the bottom of each valve cap....this should do the trick....apparently it assists with the sound as well ????? Alternatively, providing you are not a female, sit as a cornet player should i.e. legs apart.....gubbins will then make it's way between your legs to the floor. I also know of one horn player who would never go on stage without his favourite beer bar towel......this will protect your clothes.
     
  10. davidsait

    davidsait Member

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    You can already by drip trays to go on the bottom of cornet valves. I had one once before I changed instruments. It was called a 'Grime Gutter'.
     
  11. davidsait

    davidsait Member

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  12. persins

    persins Member

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    I can recommend the beer towel approach. As well as catching water from leaking instruments it can also be used to put mutes on during performances to stop the banging and clattering. Doesn't stop me throwing them about though. I've never had a problem with leaking valves although the water keys are a nightmare. However, I do often find some water / oil stuck in the bottom when removing the valve caps.
     
  13. tam-tam2

    tam-tam2 Member

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    I've had a Courtois Chambord XXLR for 18 months and haven't used valve oil yet.....perhaps I'm lucky!!!:tup :confused:
     
  14. welsh_cornetto

    welsh_cornetto New Member

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    Do they fit all types of cornets? Not sure if it would fit a prestige as they have bigger bottom valve caps.

    Iv'e seen them for trumpets but not for cornets. Will the cap size on a cornet be the same as a trumpet?
     
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