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09-09-2011, 04:02 AM
can anyone tell me if it is normal that the second valve key sits slightly lower than the first and third on bach 180 s trumpets? ..is this to accommodate the natural form of the hand in that the second finger is slightly longer?

09-10-2011, 08:19 AM
Not normal. Could also be the pad/spacer is more compressed on the 2nd valve... Have your valves aligned at a good repair shop, and they should be level...