Ha. That is a misleading ad! I can't really control what you see, though. Thank the maker I'm not using Taboola (shudder). If you do use AdBlock, you can take comfort in knowing that only you and God know the truth!
Oh hey look, I solved it myself. Turns out that the Keepass DB has a flag in the configuration for each entry, that is called "Hide this entry from Kee". Guess if that flag was enabled? Yeah. I have no idea how that happened. Shot myself in the foot, apparently.
Yes, I have a rotary valve cornet, and there are return springs. Not on the valves themselves, but springs are involved in returning the valve to the straight through position. I was just responding to the bad joke Dr. Go was making a few posts ago.
Allen valves. Every time I see one of these (given how remarkably well some of these antiques still play) it really makes me wonder about valve alignments being mostly placebo. . . .
Allen valves are cool, aren’t they? Very fast action from the small diameter rotor, too. Unfortunately, the valves have become pretty worn from all the playing I’ve done on it the past 25 years or so. The rotors appear to be made of bronze, and I don’t really want to alter the originality of the instrument by having a valve job done on it.