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Thread: My Yamaha 621s, slides and spit valves--an update

  1. My Yamaha 621s, slides and spit valves--an update


    For quite a while I've posted about my needing to pull slides because I couldn't get anything out of my spit valves. I bought a Wessex BR 144 at FG.Myer 10 days ago and it worked just fine. Before deciding to keep the Wessex, I went to a very good low brass repairman, who looked at my horn and realized that I had the slides inserted incorrectly.

    In Monday night's rehearsal, the spit valves worked as they should and I didn't pull a single slide. Today I sent the Wessex back to Chicago. If I didn't have the Yamaha, I would probably be quite happy with the Wessex.


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    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Good to hear LittleJimmy. Yes, the slides should be inserted so the water keys are located at the lowest point as you play.
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