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My VI has been getting sicker and sicker over the past month. It really has been a tank over the last 5 years for lately it's just hasn't felt right. I took it to my tech - doesn't appear to be leaking but sure feels unstable.

Last night while playing a wedding, the horn was insanely flat. I had to push in about a 1/4 more than usual on the neck. It was a struggle and very depressing. So I'm taking one of my Middle School 23's out tonight.

I've had roo pads on the horn for about 6 years. No pads have been replaced and all seem to seal. I play the horn almost everyday - is it possible for pads to slowly develop unseen leaks over time? I think it's time for a repad and just get this horn back together. Now I'm starting to get mental noise regarding the constency of my horn. YIKES.

I'll let you know how the gig goes.
 

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Time to visit Ed!!

Tell him I said hi.

Charlie
 

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I visited Ed today for the first time...nice guy...long drive for me though...he told me that my horn was leaking all over the place...
 

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Called Ed. He thinks it's a leaking neck. I coated the neck socket with grease to temporarily seal the leak. Plays way better. Still doing the gig on the 23
 

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Called Ed. He thinks it's a leaking neck. I coated the neck socket with grease to temporarily seal the leak. Plays way better. Still doing the gig on the 23
Wipe the grease off, clean with lighter fluid, and wrap the neck tenon with plumbers' teflon tape.
 
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