1915 Bulb Horn Blockage?

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1915 Bulb Horn Blockage?

Post by Fozz71 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:44 pm

I am having an issue on my '15 bulb horn- when I squeeze the bulb normally I get backpressure and the bulb resists being squeezed which means very little (but good tone) sound. Its not all the time, but if I squeeze the whole thing= resistance, if I squeeze a portion of the bulb then it works.

Any idea what gives?

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Re: 1915 Bulb Horn Blockage?

Post by Original Smith » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:23 am

Probably the reed is stuck. Gently clean it, but don't mess with the flapper, or it may not work at all!


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Re: 1915 Bulb Horn Blockage?

Post by Fozz71 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:51 am

What's the best way to clean a reed?

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Re: 1915 Bulb Horn Blockage?

Post by TWrenn » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:35 am

Or maybe a spider got in there somewhere and plugged it up. Ya never know! ;)


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Re: 1915 Bulb Horn Blockage?

Post by Mountainrider » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:58 pm

Same problem,I moved my reed from just after the bulb down to just before the horn. Works great now

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