Hello All, I'm new here, but plan on sticking around. I played all through school and early on in my Air Force career. I've recently joined the local community band I'm really enjoying being back in the band after a 20 year hiatus. I've recently purchased a cheap horn (Selman 4-valve Bb Euph) and was wondering if anyone knew of any sources for some better valve springs, valve-stop felt pads, and water-valve pads. The horn is brand-new, but as I've learned the hard way, you get what you pay for. The 1 & 3 valves are sticking at approx. 3/4 of the up-travel, and are pretty sluggish in operation. Also, they resonate throughout the entire horn when they bottom out (clunk...), and the water valve pads offer very little in the way of actually sealing the valve closed. It seems like none of the music stores carry replacement springs and such, unless you take the horn to their repair shops for them to replace. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.