I used Gorilla Super Glue and fit it exactly as it was before using the past grooves as guide. No problem since.I need tips guys - the post has come off and needs to be resoldered. My dilemma is how to solder it back on to ensure the low C and Eb pads both seat correctly.
Agreed. I have no idea how long it will last so I’m a bit more careful with the Eb post on mine. One question if you can kindly answer: Part of the solder under my LH thumbrest has come undone. Can I just add solder or do I have to remove the whole thing, clean, and resolder? Thanks.I am glad it worked for you, truly - I am just saying (from 17+ years of restoring horns)....it's a compromised solution compared to a correct solder job.
So one can either use a DIY compromised solution.... and hope they remain lucky (and lucky you would need to be should the horn ever take a good bump at the post)...or they can properly repair the way the horn is supposed to be repaired.
But if you wanna try glue and hope it can 'get you by' until you get it to a tech....I suppose you can, as a temporary measure. Just do not bank on the bond to be able to withstand a whole lot for more than a relatively short time.
Just don't use too much solder, too much flux, or too much heat and you'll do fine.I hate soldering! 'cause I'm bad at it. I wish it was different.
Ouch! Seems a bit harsh. Sure - clearing up a glued-on fitting takes extra time, but not very much at all. I've never come across a glue that didn't give up the ghost in double-quick time when the gas torch hit it.Also it is common for professional soldering to cost more when the part has been previously "glued" due to the extra time it takes to properly clean the parts, or a "surcharge" by the tech to encourage the player not to do it again. (In the shop where I trained, the charge was automatically doubled when the part was previously glued.)
As a general rule of thumb it's always going to be a gamble to add new solder to old - with the odds very heavily stacked against you. If there's any dirt or surface oxidisation present, the new solder just won't flow. This usually results in trying to use more heat for longer, more flux and more solder - and the result is usually more mess. And a failed joint.Part of the solder under my LH thumbrest has come undone. Can I just add solder or do I have to remove the whole thing, clean, and resolder? Thanks.