[Trombone-l] Stuffiness, trumpets

Eric Edwards eric at proinstrumentrepair.com
Wed Mar 27 15:26:39 CST 2019

Hi Earl  I would check the water key(s) first, then the fit of the 
mouthpiece,  then the valve alignment.

Next take it to a tech

and THEN think about drilling the mouthpiece!!


Eric Edwards
Professional Instrument Repair

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On 3/27/2019 3:55 PM, Earl Needham via Trombone-l wrote:
> Her rage, thanks.  If I go drilling a mouthpiece it'll be one from the junk
> drawer first.
> Haven't got home yet,  but when I do I'll check valve alignment and
> everything else first.
> Earl
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2019, 2:06 PM Ervin, Thomas R - (ervint) <
> ervint at email.arizona.edu> wrote:
>> Earl, I’m no expert repairman, tinkerer, not trumpeter.
>> But before altering/risking any mouthpiece she likes, be real sure the
>> trumpet doesn’t have a hole in it, a leak, a misaligned valve, or a pencil
>> stub.
>> Tom Ervin
>> ervint at email.arizona.edu
>> Prof of trombone, Univ Arizona (Emeritus)
>> ...now a recovering trombone player... ; >)
>> (520) 743-5062
>> website:    tom-ervin.com
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