Instrument water works

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by KenIrvin, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. 2nd tenor

    2nd tenor Well-Known Member

    I’m inclined to think that the noise of clearing water is down to blowing it out, some air comes out of the valve but the bulk comes out of the bell and not necessarily silently. Mute in Bell and towel over water key needed? I think Peter’s comment is sound though I’m uncertain whether smaller instruments have smaller waterkeys that don’t drain as readily.
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  2. Euphonium Lite

    Euphonium Lite Active Member

    Dereham, Norfolk
    Personally Ive always been happy with the traditional lever water keys - I've never used the other types though so I cant compare. Not sure about the JoyKey system - my Euph leaks enough out of the bottom of the valves if the grime guard isnt in, and the fact their own website has a comment that "maybe I'll get an apron" doesnt fill me with confidence that it would work for me. I can see it may make a difference on an instrument like a French Horn, where water keys are at a minimum
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