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« on: Jun 15, 2017, 05:48PM »

5 Years Playing, I've dropped my slide a numerous amount of times- but today I dropped it on my mute bag with my straight mute sticking out. Huge dent on the slide.  :cry:
Hey, at least its only one dent!  :D

I've never had to deal with such disappointment! But now I can't play anything but jazz until tomorrow afternoon.

Should I keep the outer slide on the inner slide while I wait for the music store to open? Or will that damage the slide?

Does anyone remember stories of denting their slides? (Any interesting ones anyway?)
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 15, 2017, 06:43PM »

Keep everything put together until you bring it in.
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 15, 2017, 06:47PM »

Does anyone remember stories of denting their slides? (Any interesting ones anyway?)

Here's a nasty one from over 40 years ago. Carrying my relatively new 3BSS. Bumped into a Manhasset stand on the bandroom riser and reflexively tried to stop it by stepping on one of the feet. It snapped up and the desk dented my slide all the way through to the inners.
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« Reply #3 on: Jun 15, 2017, 07:42PM »

Yikes! That sounds terrible! Glad I've never had to deal with that!  Amazed
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 16, 2017, 07:52AM »

When I was at school I was cleaning my trombone - 88H. I had just finished the slide and was standing at the bathroom door which is at the top of the stairs....I turned the slide upside having forgotten to put the slide lock on and the inner went shooting straight down the stairs like a bat out of hell!

Miraculously there was no major damage... just needed a little realignment!

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« Reply #5 on: Jun 16, 2017, 08:10AM »

Keep everything put together until you bring it in.

Depends.

It sounds like his outer slide fell off and landed on a mute, without denting the inner.  I'd be real careful reassembling.  But if you've already done it, don't touch it any further.
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 16, 2017, 09:06AM »

Here's a nasty one from over 40 years ago. Carrying my relatively new 3BSS. Bumped into a Manhasset stand on the bandroom riser and reflexively tried to stop it by stepping on one of the feet. It snapped up and the desk dented my slide all the way through to the inners.

You know there's a guy at the Manhasset factory whose job is sharpening the edges of the desks, right?
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 16, 2017, 09:47AM »

Depends.

It sounds like his outer slide fell off and landed on a mute, without denting the inner.  I'd be real careful reassembling.  But if you've already done it, don't touch it any further.

Yeah I put it back on after I realized I didn't want my inner and outer slide laying on my rug separately and more prone to damage. It made a slight scratching sound when going over the stocking, but it wasn't deep enough of a dent to mess with any of it. It went over the stocking with ought much trouble though, better than a lot of my colleagues slides normally!  Evil

I'm taking it in in a few minutes, it looks to me like something fixable in one to two minutes as it is right past the over sleeves (not sure though haha)! Now I can also finally fix my g&w mouthpiece as well (guy I bought it from shipped it to me with ought packaging and it ended up with a dented shank, but it mostly fixed itself though insertion)... Glad I have a reason to go to the repair shop!
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« Reply #8 on: Jun 16, 2017, 09:48AM »

Thanks for the help guys! These stories are always fun, too!  :D
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 16, 2017, 11:34AM »

All fixed up! Horn slots much better with a non dented mouthpiece! Haha! There is still a bit of a scar from the dent, but it slides like a dream!
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 16, 2017, 12:18PM »

There is probably nobody here who hasn't bashed a slide at some point.

Glad it worked out so well! 

Actually it doesn't hurt to let  a tech have a look at it from time to time, sometimes they notice something else that can be improved, like missing slide felts or a worn spit cork. 
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« Reply #11 on: Jun 17, 2017, 08:16AM »

Welcome to the party!!
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 18, 2017, 10:51AM »

Welcome to the party!!

Thank you, wgw!    :-0
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« Reply #13 on: Jun 18, 2017, 11:43AM »

5 Years Playing, I've dropped my slide a numerous amount of times

I would try to chvange this statistic.
If you can't then you will become very friendly with your repair tech.

Alex (playing 38 years and dropped my side once)
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« Reply #14 on: Jun 20, 2017, 02:09AM »

Well I haven't dropped it in the past three years, until now! The other times were with my horn with an iffy slide lock that kept coming undone with ought my knowledge.  Evil
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« Reply #15 on: Jun 21, 2017, 07:16AM »

Not that I want to try and top it, customer brought in today for repair their trombone which they drove over the top of with their 4wd by mistake.

Wish it was just a dented slide.

Good to see yours was fixed to your satisfaction.

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« Reply #16 on: Jun 21, 2017, 07:29AM »

You know there's a guy at the Manhasset factory whose job is sharpening the edges of the desks, right?

This might be the best post I've ever seen on the forum. Thank you for the laugh!
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« Reply #17 on: Jun 21, 2017, 12:26PM »

HS marching band, two days before a festival, my marching horn took a flag straight to the slide... Slide was unable to move and had to play my next two days (got it back the day of the festival) with my Bach 42...
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 21, 2017, 12:41PM »

HS marching band, two days before a festival, my marching horn took a flag straight to the slide... Slide was unable to move and had to play my next two days (got it back the day of the festival) with my Bach 42...

Same deal here... I was stupid in HS... marched my Conn 100HSP... those flags are like slide magnets.  It was a horrific scene, but it was repaired with little to no evidence.

(Don't worry, it was a crappy late 90's Conn, not a real Minick)
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