See some blue in this pic- well, it shouldn't be there. It's actually Blue Tack, holding this together.
This is my French Horn, and last Sunday I noticed that the bridge was loose. Enquired from expert at band what to do- they're wonderful people, and they always know where to send you, and how to fix these things.
The recommended repair guy guided me through the steps that he needs to take... before beginning to solder it back together, he has to wrap the entire instrument in wet rags, to absorb the heat of the solder and not damage the instrument. The entire procedure will take 3 days, and right now, there are not 3 consecutive days when this instrument is not needed! On Tuesday, it will go to FH casualty. Wonderful, but in the meantime, we're relying on the "power of the blue"!
And this is a cute little "French Horn Charm" that eldest daughter made for me a few years ago when I started to play. I never play a concert or do an exam without it. That sounds good, especially as I only play in about 2 concerts a year! If you look closely at the piece on the right, it has a fancy scrolled "M" for Mimi! Isn't that just so sweet!
And finally, here's my French Horn in all its glory- this image has been cropped, yes cropped! My Photoshop skills know no limits!!