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    Meinl Weston 451 Parts

    My horn is owned by the school, so it is not on tip top shape. One of the major problems is constant leakage from the valves, I already tried to use the Jor-El Grime Gutter but the only good that did me was scratch my valves. Wessex Tubas sells a water catcher that I might purchase but it's designed for their Dolce line (essentially a 642). Does anyone have any products known to work, have tried the Wessex water catcher, or know if the Yamaha bottom caps will match my Meinl's?
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    type in the advance search engine on this group "water catcher". There are a couple of threads and rather ingenious members who have made their own inexpensive and clever water catchers.
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    Hi Marco,

    Welcome to Dave Werden's forum. 'toneweeler' makes a good suggestion about searching the forum. If you didn't find the one about a simple remedy, read this one:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthr...ll=1#post99040
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    Thanks I'll check those out for a temporary fix, but I still am interested in metal fixes
    Marco Santos - Marcher and Performer
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    Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps 2016, 20i7, 2018

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    If your valves have nipples on the bottom, it is likely the wessex water catcher will fit or can easily be made to fit with a little adjustment. It is unlikely that the yamaha bottom caps would fit.

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