Slide Cream Advise

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by talcito, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. talcito

    talcito Piano User

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    I have been using Fat Cat slide Cream on my tuning slide and it does not seem to be thick enough.....The tuning slide moves too easily.

    Any advise as to which slide cream may be thick enough to do a good job?
     
  2. Alex Yates

    Alex Yates Forte User

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    Buy Ken's introductory kit from Ultra Pure. There are two types of slide grease and a bottle of oil. The tuning slide grease is the perfect remedy for your situation. :-)

    http://www.ultrapureoils.com
     
  3. Vessehune

    Vessehune Pianissimo User

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    Best thing I have found I learned about from my college prof. Use anhydrous lanolin. Its a natural product and very thick. I got my jar from this company http://www.taosherb.com/store/salves.html but you should be able to get it at any pharmacy. They may have to special order it at the pharmacy, but they can get it for you.
     
  4. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    Something that I have always sworn by is Schilke slide cream with (as mentioned above) anhydrous lanolin. The stuff lasts a long time and it is adjustable for how thick you want it to be - as is, it is perfect for a tuning slide, but you need to thin it a bit with valve oil for your first and third valve slides.
     
  5. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

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    Old school Vasoline :-)
     
  6. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree with Alex,

    The Ultra-Pure greases are perfect for your slides. One type for the tuning slides and one for the valve slides.

    Good stuff.

    -cw-
     

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