JTR-606ML or JTR-606MS - help please :)

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  1. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    You have it. If your trumpet is shiney or close to shiney USE THE CLOTH JTR (sorry, Star Wars). If the trumpet is new, oil the pistons every time you use the trumpet. If your trumpet is new - wash it once a week for a month, then once a month, then once a school term - that's your pattern. As you get the hang of it, you will know when and what to do. Wash and oil a lot when new - this gets all the manufacturing and run-in clag out of your trumpet.
     
  2. JTR-606ML

    JTR-606ML New Friend

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    OK, thanks for that tedh1951 :)
     
  3. dameyn

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    JTR-606ML,
    Most makers advise oiling valves every time you play - this flushes the old oil and foreign matter out. If you do that, the oil doesn't get a chance to form the varnish that gradually slows up valve action and makes them start sticking. The ideal is to wipe the pistons clean first, so the oil really coats them. The varnish is a product of reaction of the oil with oxygen and water/spit over time. I found that if I don't oil frequently, then after about a week it becomes necessary to clean off the varnish (which is invisibly thin) using lacquer thinner, both pistons and casings. Some use denatured alcohol for this. Trying to see how long one can play on one charge of oil is not really a good idea, unless trying for a Guiness record.
     
  4. JTR-606ML

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    dameyn,
    Thanks for the post and advice. So the bottom line is: "too much" oiling is certainly better than "too little"
     

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