Posted by Mike Solms on October 06, 1999 at 06:45:28:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Valve Noise posted by Leland on October 05, 1999 at 23:26:25:
At a clinic I attended many moons ago, Clark Terry suggested putting
a thin coat of cork grease on the springs. I've done this for years
and it really does help. You need to redo this about every other
month. A couple of my euph playing friends like the results they
have gotten from the octagonal springs you can get from Ferree's.
I don't think these are available in a size large enough for most
tuba valves, though.