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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by kehaulani, Feb 17, 2012.
Superslick slide grease on the first and third slides.
Depends what I have avaliable at home. I'm still experimenting with valve oils and slide grease. I guess it depends how thick the grease is I recently used yamaha slide grease (which is pretty thick) and added a couple drops of blue juice valve oil worked great.
In a pinch lip balm works great. In fact since discovering this it is all I keep around for all my slides.
And on the trombone I like to use a tad bit of lip balm with a couple drops of Al Cass.
I use a small amount of Hetman slide gel, then thin it down with Hetman heavy piston lubricant to my desired consistency.
Schilke (lanolin based) slide grease. It starts out a bit thick and sluggish, but thins out quickly.
Hay KT, they're asking about your horn.
It depends on whether my slides are too loose in which case I use a thicker grease or petroleum base. But if they are good I use oil.
I have a modern Schilke with great tolerances on everything, and a Martin Committee on which I don't use the 3rd valve slide at all.
I'd stick with just grease of some sort. Oil can make the slides stick a bit, which of course, even a "bit" for something like that can be very bad....
Usually Bag Balm, or less and a drop of valve oil.