Theo Posted August 29, 2018 Share Posted August 29, 2018 This Shakespeare anglo is in my workshop at the moment and I got quite a surprise when my initial inspection found this unconventional style of valves. Has anyone seen these before? There is no repairers signature inside. The helper springs fitted to the valves are made of a clear plastic film and the resulting valve assembly is far to stiff for all but the lowest reeds so the reeds are muffled and unable to speak freely. I'm planning to replace all with conventional valves, and that will entail a retune too. I think that this is the work of an inexperienced repairer without access to the right materials, but I'm interested to hear if there is a reason for this kind of valve. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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