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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by anthony, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    Hi went to my local music shop to buy some valve oil Blue juice & I also need grease for my valves most of the time they never seem to have the grease But today they said they had it but I am not too sure they had Herco cork grease the salesperson said it can be used for brass but it says woodwind huh ? anybody did I get suckered ? :oops:
     
  2. Culbe

    Culbe Forte User

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    Grease for valves? Or for slides?
     
  3. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Slide Grease is what he means.

    Woodwind grease is usually on like a chap-stick, or in a small tub like the Ultrapure or Magic. I would think it would work OK, as it is normally used on the corks section on the mouthpiece, and at the joins.

    I have thought for a while how good those chap-stick type greases would be for both storage and to use, so you don't get messed up.

    I think it would be OK. You're not suckered IMO.
     
  4. Tomaso

    Tomaso Pianissimo User

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    It's not what you want for brass on brass.

    T/
     
  5. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    Grease for slides I meant
     
  6. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Why?

    I have both the Tub and the Chap-stick, I think it would be OK. I have never used it, but if I was stuck I am sure it would ne OK. The tub reminds me of lanolin, the chap-stick just a form of stiff Vasoline-Lanolin grease.

    Forgetting the fact that it says Woodwind - I really think it would be OK, cannot see any issues, as I use it on the Brass-Brass connections on the Saxophones.
     
  7. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    Hawaian homey
    I just use Schilke, Hetman or Selmer slide/cork grease and don't sweat it.
    BTW, I hear there's also a sale on commas at your local shop. :D
     
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  8. SteveRicks

    SteveRicks Fortissimo User

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    Sure I'll get blasted, but plain old petroleum jelly (Vasoline) works fine. Used it on my 1960 horn for for 50 years. slides look better than some of my other horns where I do keep official slide grease in the case.
     
  9. gunshowtickets

    gunshowtickets Forte User

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    I've had a bottle of selmer cork and tuning slide grease half my life, still have about 2/3 of it (red goop in a white bottle) even though the plastic is so old and brittle a corner broke off, it works on everything musical that needs grease.
     
  10. Clarkvinmazz

    Clarkvinmazz Forte User

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    I would be more concerned about the blue juice...
     

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