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Thread: GENERAL: Snake brush came off, stuck in 1st slide tubing!

  1. GENERAL: Snake brush came off, stuck in 1st slide tubing!

    I was cleaning my euph with a new snake brush, and the brush part came off the sneak and lodged itself in the 1st slide branch where the branch comes out of the valve casing!

    I'm looking for reassurances that it can be extracted by a repair person!

    I've tried blowing it out, and pumping it out with water to no avail...

    Also tried wire hook which ended up pushing it in more...

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    Without actually seeing what the situation is, it's not possible to tell what it will take; but you're only dollars away in one way or another. A good repair tech should be able to do it in the least invasive way possible, and may likely be able to scope it before deciding how to approach the problem.

    I typically don't use a snake except for tuning slides and the lead pipe -- depending on my flushing apparatus to clean out everything else. Gunk typically doesn't collect except at the bottoms of slides, and what does can be flushed if you do it right. Not worth the risk to me to screw something up or get stuck in order to clean a portion of tubing that almost certainly doesn't require internal scrubbing. Also, if you clean pretty regularly, you'll discover that snaking doesn't accomplish much because there isn't much there to accomplish. At least that's my experience.
    Gary Merrill
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    I'm pretty sure a brass repair tech will be able to remove it. If I understand your description of where it is lodged, maybe a fairly stiff nylon cable tie would get it out. These are flexible but stiff enough to push around curves, but won't scratch the brass. It can be bent some to go around corners. I think if you attack it from the valve casing and push it out out toward the slide.
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    Rick Floyd
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    That should mellow the sound considerably :-O
    David Bjornstad

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  5. Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    I'm pretty sure a brass repair tech will be able to remove it. If I understand your description of where it is lodged, maybe a fairly stiff nylon cable tie would get it out. These are flexible but stiff enough to push around curves, but won't scratch the brass. It can be bent some to go around corners. I think if you attack it from the valve casing and push it out out toward the slide.
    Cable ties from valve casing worked! Thanks Rick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by superted View Post
    Cable ties from valve casing worked! Thanks Rick!
    Oh great! Glad to hear it.
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank


    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    When the Saints Go Marching In (arr. Mashima) at ACB Conference Ft. Lauderdale
    Cell phone video of : El Cumbanchero:

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