another rotary question

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Posted by Mark C on June 24, 1999 at 14:26:48:

All of the valves on my tuba are nice and quiet except for my 2nd valve which makes a clanking noise. The noise occurs both when the valve is first pushed and when it is released. Is there some way to quiet this valve down. It is really getting annoying when I am record myself playing. Could it possibly be those little rubber stoppers? Do they get hard or bad after awhile? Where do you get those? Thanks.

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