3rd valve slide: cream, valve oil or a mix?

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  1. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    Pretty fundamental question. Do you use slide cream, valve oil or both on your third valve slide? Thanks
     
  2. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    vaseline, nothing else
     
  3. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    Slide cream. Valve oil for my 1st valve trigger.
     
  4. bachfella

    bachfella Mezzo Piano User

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    Slide grease.
     
  5. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    Depends on the horn. For my Recording, valve oil. For my Super, my Coprion bell Conn, my Liberty, I use Crisco (I check every horn weekly, so they slide easily and don't stiffen). It depends on the characteristics of each horn. I have used Vaseline and Slide grease in the past, but I like the way that the Crisco works. AND it is very cost effective.
     
  6. Dale Proctor

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    I use Selmer slide grease and cut it with a little Blue Juice valve oil. Very slick slide operation that way, but it needs to be a slide with a stop, or it will fall off.
     
  7. larry tscharner

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    Amen on the slide stop. This mix will make he slide throw out like a demon...that means good. Best wishes.
     
  8. SteveRicks

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    As Ed indicates above, it all depends on the horn. Some of my horns have very tight slides. Selmer with blue juice. I have one horn where it slide is very loose. Vasoline for it. And Burt's Bee's Wax for others. I find I like the consistency of the Burts Wax. Think it has lanolin in it. Even use it on valve caps (careful to not get inside) and bottoms.
     
  9. harleyt26

    harleyt26 Mezzo Forte User

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    I use Alisyn slide grease on all my slides. works great !
     
  10. gmonady

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    I use Ultra-Pure Regular for non-trigger slides, and Ultra-Pure Light Tuning Slide for trigger slides, with on my Olds Recording and Martin Committee are the 3rd valve slides.
     

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