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Help finding a screw?

Postby jeopardymaster » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:58 pm

My Alex threw one of the screws that hold the plate down that the valve post bumps into on its stroke. (There should be a total of 8, and I'm down to 7.) I'd use the technical terms but I have no idea what they are. And I'd take a photo but my phone is toast. So I'm wondering - is that screw something I can find on the shelf in a hardware or music store or is it proprietary to Alexander?
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Re: Help finding a screw?

Postby Mark Finley » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:00 pm

My advice... take another screw out, take it to a hobby shop, and they should be able to match the threads.
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Re: Help finding a screw?

Postby bloke » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:06 pm

on eBay (search "tuba screw") are some Yamaha M2 x .45 and M3 x .5 small-head nickel silver screws. Gouge-y prices, whatev'.
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Re: Help finding a screw?

Postby arpthark » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:07 pm

I took a similar screw to a local hardware joint and they found a matching one and trimmed it to length for under a quarter. Didn't match exactly, but worked.
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Re: Help finding a screw?

Postby edsel585960 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:47 am

bloke wrote:on eBay (search "tuba screw") are some Yamaha M2 x .45 and M3 x .5 small-head nickel silver screws. Gouge-y prices, whatev'.
Just make sure you're on ebay and not google. "Tuba screw" pulls up some disturbing images. :oops:
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Re: Help finding a screw?

Postby bigboymusic » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:08 pm

Just make sure you're on ebay and not google. "Tuba screw" pulls up some disturbing images.


My thoughts exactly.......
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Re: Help finding a screw?

Postby bloke » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:39 pm

OK...
Of course, I tried it...
...an entire pages of various screws that fit tubas and sousaphones...
6th image was this: 8)

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Re: Help finding a screw?

Postby Michael Bush » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:10 pm

bloke wrote:OK...
Of course, I tried it...
...an entire pages of various screws that fit tubas and sousaphones...
6th image was this: 8)

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Disturbing.
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Re: Help finding a screw?

Postby bloke » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:10 pm

Perhaps google customizes searches...?? :shock:
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Re: Help finding a screw?

Postby adelarosa » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:11 pm

I bit the bait as well...

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