How to free a stuck tuning slide ?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Phil Claydon, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. Phil Claydon

    Phil Claydon New Member

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    Hi All

    Does anybody have any tips on how to free a stuck tuning slide? I am trying to get an old cornet working for a living again and everything is nice and loose except the tuning slide, one tube of which has seized solid.

    Thanks in advance

    Phil
     
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

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  3. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

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    Hammer??????

    Blowtorch????
     
  4. Phil Claydon

    Phil Claydon New Member

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    Sorted!

    If anybody is interested, I managed to free my problem slide quite easily by alternately heating the tube with boiling water and cooling to -10C with a 'freezer' spray used by Electronic Repair Technicians. After a couple of goes the slide shifted with no hassle at all;-)

    Regards

    Phil
     
  5. Di

    Di Active Member

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    Re: Sorted!

    Sounds like a handy bit of kit. May your cornet provide you with many happy hours playing in return for fixing it. :wink:
     
  6. ju33les

    ju33les Member

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    Tuning slides move?????
     
  7. lilcornetgirl

    lilcornetgirl Member

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    Whatever you do dont try and put the bell in the middle of your knees and pull it dosn't help my dad tried it and it went awfully wrong lets just say it had one straight bell afterwards. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Bye
     
  8. jambo

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    yup, that freezer gaz stuff works but its its fiver a pop for a canister, just tap it with a euph mouthpiece then send it to the repair man if that doesnt work.
     
  9. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

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    Yeah, I've found that once a slide is stuck, it's stuck, fortunately most of my most important slides haven't stuck yet (although the tuning slide IS dodgy). Also, fortunately, when I borrowed a baritone off my band, despite it's not-brilliant condition all the slides just about moved still.
     
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