Fast Slides

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rikrdo, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. rikrdo

    rikrdo New Friend

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    Well ...
    Thanks for ALL the great advice.
    I dont want to say what kind of horn I currently have because of all the past flames but....

    I have played Yamaha, Benge, Callichio and Olds in the the past and I ALWAYS have had these problems.

    I wouldnt say Im fanatical about cleaning my horns but they are not ever dirty by any means.

    I guess the point of my post is how can I get the slides (1 & 3) fast and how can I keep them, that way? I play maybe 1-2 hrs a week and the horn in question is only 1 1/2 yrs old. Ive researced a little and found, it seems 100's of different methods. My style doesnt work for me so I am searching. I currently use Binak Slide grease cut with their oil.

    Ive seen Lanolin, car oil, transmission oil...and now Vitamin E.
    I think maybe the tolerences are just so close that I need to spend more time playing and maybe they are just not broken in yet. Who knows???

    Thanks again everybody!! I love this site.

    (OK....I am currently playing a Kanstul made horn...in case this helps the discussion)
     
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    You got flamed for using a Kanstul? Why on earth?

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  3. rikrdo

    rikrdo New Friend

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    One word........ZEUS!!!
    And BTW... I was digging thru one on my old gig bags (20 + yrs old) and found some Roche -Thomas Trombone Slide cream...
    AWESOME !!!
    No more sticky slides.
    And Manny...
    I PROMISE TO START PRACTICING MORE!!!




    Playing with Lee Morgan.....Totem Pole
     
  4. RoccoNut16v

    RoccoNut16v New Friend

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    I'm big on Breakfree gun oil with Teflon. That stuff works like you wouldn't believe! It's very light, very fast, and stays on for quite a long time.
     
  5. trickg

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    I realize this is off topic, but there is really nothing wrong with the ZeuS trumpets themselves. I've played a couple of them and they are well built, decent playing trumpets. Each one was as good as my Strad - maybe not better, but as good as.

    The problem was that they were heavily advertised as being something that they aren't, and the controversy was started on purpose as a means to promote instrument sales - which it did.

    But the trumpets themselves? Decent design, (Elkhart Strad copies, more or less) nice playing, solid trumpets, and priced well below many trumpets of the same caliber. (Edit - I just checked out the site and it seems that the price of ZeuS trumpets has gone up a bit so they aren't quite as affordable as they once were.)
     
  6. Bugler997

    Bugler997 Pianissimo User

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    Haha, yeah, it annoys me when someone gets on my ass about intonation ("It's that damn mouthpiece your using!"), when he doesn't push out for 1-2, and *does* push out for 2-3!!!

    Anyway, some players have unique problems. Your slides hardly work, from trumpet to trumpet. My spit valve springs always corrode after a year or two...
     

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