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If the instrument is in good repair, then the inside of the slide should be air tight with the valve not pressed. Moving the slide would then cause there to be a pressure differential. At best, this makes it hard to accurately move the slide as the pressure wants to move the slide back to where it was, and causes a loud 'pop' when the valve is pressed and ...


I have only once taken apart a trumpet before so I don't really KNOW the answer to your question, but since no one else has helped I'll tell you how I would try to get out of your predicament. Are the valve cylinders different sizes? The largest spring can't fit into a smaller hole, so I would try to find where the largest spring goes first, and then work to ...

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