Joined: 20 May 2018
Location: San Antonio
|Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:40 am Post subject: Hard to find Olds Ambassador water keys
I am having trouble locating replacement water keys, and for that matter, the third slide ring (which is specific to the model as it has a nub underneath that limits the slide's outward motion). No other water keys look this long or flat by comparison. Been looking for a "trashed" used Ambassador to buy cheap but they all either have the same corroded parts as mine or are in too good a condition to warrant the price just for these few parts. The damn things are still workhorses even decades after they stopped making them.
Anyone have any ideas for specific Olds Trumpet part sources I might be able to look into? Other solutions? Not sure how expensive it would run to get these parts refinished into newish condition, or even who might do that kind of work. It is a shame as it is a spectacular looking horn otherwise.
Olds NA5MS Cor
Conn '22 80A New Wonder Cor w/m
White '15 King Liberty Silver Trum
Conn '27 22B New York Symphony Trum
White '25 King Liberty Silver Trum
JinYin '15 Marching Bb Fr Horn
Conn '35 New Wonder 80A Corn w/m
Pan-Am '23 40I Bari