besson trumpet stay repair

Photo 1: This trumpet had obviously taken quite a hit. The stay between the bell and the leadpipe has been bent and the solder was broken completely.

Photo 2: The stay needed to be reshaped to keep the spacing and alignment accurate. To make things more interesting the section of the stay that attaches to the leadpipe had been bent and also needed to be straightened.

Photo 3: All stripped down, cleaned and ready for some tlc…

Photo 4: Stay has been reshaped, straightened and refitted

Photo 5: All polished up and ready to go.