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Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by richardcowens2008, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Hi, I was at band last night and notised air leaking on a water key, after looking at it the nipple thing has disapeard. Any ideas of a solution to filling the hole up tempory as my areas is this sunday night and don't have time to send it for repair? Or anyone got a good Bbb bass I could borrow for a week as last resort? Thanxs.
  2. AmandaD

    AmandaD Member

    Try using a water key cork and some tape, should hold it till monday

  3. Tryed that last night, the cork doesn't go flush with the tube so it still leaks. Thanxs
  4. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Blu Tack
  5. Tryed that last night, just doesn't last long enought, it warms up and flattens and are just leaks after a bit. Carnt hold the air preasure. Ta
  6. tojo

    tojo Member

    heat the cork up , with it pressed firmly against the hole this should give a snug fit
  7. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    Chewing gum
  8. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Cling film and then a couple of laps of electrical tape.
  9. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    I once had the same prob with a sousaphone main slide.
    As a temporary measure I DID use chewing gum and it worked perfectly until I got it repaired - several YEARS later !
    Those who know me know this to be true.

    These days for a quick repair I would either use silicon sealant OR look around the bandroom for ANY instrument that isn't in use (spare) and snaffle the cork - I think they are all the same size.
    Stick it in th water key with a blob of "No Nails".

    - Mr Wilx
  10. Alyn James

    Alyn James Member

    "No Nails" isn't brilliant around water. My first try would be the silicone.
  11. Thanxs for the ideas, ill have a mess befor band tonight, been thinking a bit of rubber clamped down with a jubalie clip. No mess then. Hopefully that's the only leak. Joys of the french Bbb bass.
  12. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    If you cnt fix it PM me.
  13. It happened on stage to me once so I had to keep my finger in the hole until the concert had finished.
  14. barrytone

    barrytone Member

    I had a similar problem, tape over the hole with water proof tape, can buy it from any hardware shop, will need to take out your slide to empty out the water but will cover you over the weekend. I did three contests with my bari using this same method, did have to retape a couple of times and did take off some of the laquer but works. Sorry, no spare BBb bass to lend you x
  15. Kofi

    Kofi Member

    Sounds almost as heroic as the wee guy who stuck his thumb in a hole and saved Amsterdam (or somehwere in Holland?) from flooding! :tup
  16. Jack

    Jack Member

    whenever ive had this problem ive just put a bit of vaseline on it and it tends to seal the gap... however this was only ever on cornet or sop so not sure how effective it would be but its worth a shot
  17. Thanks for all the messages I used some cable sheath with electrical tape and a jubalie clip to get me through last night. Lookaly a guy over sadleworth way has got a spaire part so is able to fix it today, result!! Thanxs again!
  18. tuba1974

    tuba1974 Member

    only one thing to do, time to go and get some yorks/bessons:eek:
  19. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    Just replace the cork? It's expensive where I live and it costs 15p?

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