Okay. I like bottom sprung valves. So much less complicated. I can switch them out for the feel I like. And when putting the valves back in the casings, there's no way to get them turned in the wrong direction. Very simple system that works great, for me. My 80A always gets admiring looks from the trumpet playing crowd and they love the feel of the valves when they try it.
I would have given my 80A to a needy school kid but oiling the valves is to hard. Gluing the corks to the top of the piston helps. But I personally think its the dumbest idea Conn ever came up with. Hint: It is no longer used and no onelse uses it. Once in a blue moon I can change top springs out in about 5 minutes. But again..just me. Almost ever old cornet IO have bought (a bunch) immediately gets Yamaha springs
That horn is mighty pretty!!!!!
Cool. Give it to me. I have no problem with the valves.