Sticky valves

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Posted by Eric Howard on July 27, 2002 at 12:39:37:

Hey, here's a testimonial to the power of Tubenet:
I've got a nasty old Couesnon tuba and the third valve was just driving me nuts. Sticky, plus it felt gritty. So I did a search on the BB using "sticky valves" as the keywords. Suggestions I found included: buff the valves, use blue juice, clean the gunk out of your horn. So I did "all of the above." Lots of green gunk flushed out of the leadpipe. Plus I used a stiff tootbrush to clean out the keyways. The valves aren't "like new," but they are so much better than before that I can stand to play the horn again. Thanks.

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