After all, no one cares more about how your trumpet plays than you. With my PVA kit, you can do a superb alignment job by carefully following the instructions and using the precision parts I supply. A special valve inspection mirror. Precision upstroke and down stroke bushings. Multiple fine spacers for tweaking and optimizing the alignment.
Highly detailed instructions to bring your valve alignment to the last. (Note: kit does not include the Bach Strad pictured). Through my extensive experience with hundreds of Bach Strads, I've found that a Precision Valve Alignment helps a good Strad play better, and a very good Strad play great. A PVA makes your trumpet playing easier and more fun. While the metal parts of the your Bach valves are engineered and manufactured precisely, the same cannot be said about felt bushings and and rubber bumpers that can compress or distort over time.These parts are often made too thick or thin and as a result create substantial valve misalignment. While the difference between a ML and L bore Bach is only. 462 I frequently see differences in valve tolerances from.
010.025 8x as much! Which causes significant resistance and internal turbulence. Fortunately, a PVA can correct this problem and help your horn play better on every note. With a PVA kit from BachStrads you will hear and feel immediate improvements in the playing characteristics of your horn. Extends your Endurance: Your horn will play more freely and easily.
Greater efficiency and less effort in playing allows you to play longer with less fatigue. Better note accuracy: With a more uniform level of resistance throughout your horn, your accuracy will improve. The more consistent feel of your horn will help you better gauge the placement of each note and take out some of the guess work. Easier slotting in the high range: High notes starting above the staff are clearer and slot better.Instead of a slippery slide, the notes become better seated and more reliable to produce. When notes slot better, you feel more confident in your playing. Truer Intonation: You'll find that the intonation is more even on your horn.
When a note is partially obstructed, the extra work you have to do to squeeze/force it can make the pitch climb and also add distortion. When the valves are properly aligned, the notes play better in tune without extra force from the player. Tone quality is refined: The improved airflow of your horn makes the tone quality better. I've found on most horns, that the sound becomes clearer, darker, and more pure, and acquires greater depth and dimension to the tone.
Some players have remarked that after a PVA their Bach sounds like what they had always imagined it was always supposed to be like. That is my experience as well. Playing is more comfortable: Our lips are quite sensitive to resistance and interference.
A misaligned horn will have various levels of resistance as you change fingerings. This can make a horn feel stuffy or uneven or both.
A PVA makes your horn feel smoother and easier to play with reduced backward shock waves and less turbulence in the resonating air column. The result is a more comfortable experience for the player and less adjustment necessary to play. A player should not have to fight his horn.The horn should be a resonant, responsive, and beautiful vocal extension of his artistry and expression. A PVA helps greatly to make your Strad the horn it was designed to be. BachStrads_com: Breathing new life into classic instruments. The item "Precision Valve Alignment (PVA) kit for Bach Stradivarius Trumpets and Cornets" is in sale since Thursday, September 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets". The seller is "bachstrad_com" and is located in Corvallis, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.