Valves help

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by groovy, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. groovy

    groovy Active Member

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    A couple of my valves have a little bit of green mouldy stuff on them, in the holes. Its not causing a problem but is there any way of getting it off? Also, is it possible to buy new felt pads for at the top of the valve because mine are looking a wee bit worse for wear. Thanks!
     
  2. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

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    Warm water and a cylindrical brush should do the trick.

    Do NOT brush anywhere but in the holes - you don't want to chance scratching the body of the valve.

    Any reputable repair shop should be able to get you new pads - they should be replaced periodically as the felt will eventually compress.
     
  3. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

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    You'll find all the service parts you need for your instrument at Normans, usually post within couple of days!
     
  4. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

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    I had the same problem a few years ago with one of my valves and did this to them and it worked:) :clap:
    Ring Normans they will sort it for you , with what you need:biggrin:
     
  5. floral_dance

    floral_dance Member

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    You could also try using a cotton bud then that way you will not scratch the valve. Band supplies in Glasgow will also have the felt pads.
     
  6. groovy

    groovy Active Member

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    Cheers guys for the advice!
     
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