urgent - really need your help!!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by aimee_euph, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. aimee_euph

    aimee_euph Member

    i have a small hole in my euph, it's big enough to make a buzzing noise when i play and i have a contest on sunday that im playing a solo in.

    I've stuck some blu-tac over it for the time being (til my dad gets home) but it wnt last long as it keeps falling off.

    What else can i do?!
  2. dgibbons

    dgibbons New Member

    our solo cornet player has his instrument plugged in various places with ptfe tape if that helps...
  3. aimee_euph

    aimee_euph Member

    what's ptfe?

    i could cellotape the blu tac on...
  4. dgibbons

    dgibbons New Member

    get it from a hardware shop - use it to wrap round radiator pipes and things like that that have slight leaks.
  5. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    Polytetrafluoroethylene - useful cos it tends to form airtight seals.
  6. Fishsta

    Fishsta Active Member

    Plumber's Tape For Everything!

    But is it for Water or Gas? :)
  7. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    Hmmm...I've never heard of people having random holes in their instruments before... :? Well you learn something new every day!! :D
  8. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    I've seen a few cases Liz. It's amazinghow soft the metal used in your instrument is, incomparison to what metal is used for elsewhere in the world. I've seen holes from dints that have been too deep or sharp, corrosion where the moisture from playing has eaten through the pipe, and where solders have ripped apart taking some of the oppostie wall with it.
  9. Fishsta

    Fishsta Active Member

    Thing is, PTFE tape is meant for wrapping round threads on joints... are you thinking of Self-Amalgamating Tape?
  10. grandfilth

    grandfilth Member

    Well done...
  11. aimee_euph

    aimee_euph Member

    dint that went wrong was what happened

    Blu tac and yellow duck tape is holding it together at the mo, but going to Brass Toff in warrington for the man to fix it hopefully this week!! poor eupho!