QUOTE(Juniper @ Sep 1 2010, 09:58 AM)
Sounds as though there is some water trapped somewhere. Try taking all the slides out and tipping them to see if water is stuck in any of them. You could try spinning it around a couple of times, for some reason I found anticlockwise best, just in case it's stuck in a little corner somewhere, then open the water key and blow through.
(of all the brass instruments I've played, I would say euph is the worst for trapped water)
Let us know the result
Well, have pulled it all apart. Who knew there were quite so many bits?! And there was water not quite pouring out, but certiainly oozing out of every available aperture! Not sure if I have completely fixed it as small son is out at the mo, and I can't make anything other than morbid moans like a lonely buffalo on the euph, but it can't have done any harm!
Maybe I have very moist children? Larger son seems to fill his clarinet with spit and that special brand of woodwind slime at a rate that few others could aspire to...
Thanks. Here's hoping for a clear and resonant E flat later!