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

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  1. Ed Lee

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    It's udder cream aka "bag balm" for dairy cows.
     
  2. kingtrumpet

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    it's called BAG BALM as Ed Lee indicated -- and I suppose GM, if you applied it to your person --- and even with the baggy pants for a gig, I bet you will be MOOVED to play real high notes!!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  3. gmonady

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    Thanks BigDub, Sr
     
  4. gmonady

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    In all seriousness, this works very well for women undergoing those long weeks of radiation therapy for breast cancer. My heart goes out to you all.
     
  5. Harky

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    Glad to hear from the Hetman camp. I too have turned most of my horns over to Hetman oil and tuning slide grease. Hetman #3 piston oil for first and third valve slides and #1 for the valves. When I hit the valves I also hit the valve slides (with the #3). All synthetic - therefore no problems mixing with the dinosaurs.

    This is one of those wonderful questions whereby nobody is 'wrong'. It's all about what works for each player; what makes them happy. Really.... we all just want to be happy. (and play a double C of course!) :-)
     
  6. Dr Jackle

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    That's right. It's all about what works best for each player and for each trumpet. Me for example I use Hetman valve oil #2 on one tube of the slide and a mix of the oil and some grease on the other tube. This may sound strange but it's the best way to minimize what I think is some kind of technical flaw in the 3rd slide of my old horn. It's not really an alignment problem but maybe some minor deformation of one of the two slide tubes. But with this method its works okay :lol:
     
  7. trumpetsplus

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    I use Magic slide grease and cut it as required with Magic valve oil:D:D:D:D
     
  8. Ed Lee

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    Also feels great for dry skin of both sexes. Lots of geriatric and bed ridden patient application.
     
  9. Ed Lee

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    Commercial plug!
     
  10. CornetComeback

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    As Dale said about Selmer with Blue Juice. Another grease not so sticky as Selmer is regular dielectric grease from any hardware or auto parts store.
     

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