Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Esscee, May 25, 2010.

  1. Esscee

    Esscee New Member

    I wonder if anyone can help me.

    I play a Yamaha Maestro euphonium and when I play from cold there is a buzzing sound as if I have a water key open. I have held all the water keys closed while I blow to no avail. It sounds as if I am playing a kazoo!
    This disappears when it warms up.

    Has anyone else had the same problem and if so, how did you fix it?

  2. theMouthPiece Related Searches

    Find more discussions like this one
    water key
  3. sopsarah

    sopsarah New Member

    I used to have this problem on a yamaha horn. I could never figure out what it was. I eventualy put it down to the springs in the valves but that's probably rubbish. Also noticed it on a yamaha sop too!
  4. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    I had a similar problem with an old Besson 'New Standard' Eb bass.

    Turned out to be a tiny crack in one of the welds that pulled itself shut as the metal warmed up.....
  5. Blagger

    Blagger Member

    Could be a spring though probably not as a poster above has said - have a look whether or not all your valve springs are the same length as it could be one rattling around a bit inside the valve casing
  6. Tubby

    Tubby Member

    I would suggest it could be air escaping from the corners of your mouth. I know this sounds odd but my mate who plays BBb has this same issue and it's definately coming from him rather than the instrument.

Share This Page