Substitute for VALVE OIL? Kinda desperate. Got son trumpet 4 Christmas!

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  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    It is called Al Cass.........


    Call the school music teacher. Someone with experience should look at the valve anyway! Get the RIGHT stuff to lubricate. Get your child off to a good start.
     
  2. bbotzong

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    Don't knock water... Works great in a pinch. I also found clear, unscented lamp oil (99. 9% pure paraffin oil) works great and costs about 99ยข per quart.Been using that instead of the $6 per 2 oz commercial stuff and it doesn't gunk up your valves, is quick and doesn't smell.
     
  3. Brekelefuw

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    Take the horn to the music store and get it cleaned ASAP. The Olive oil will go rancid and cause the valve to stick worse than it already was.
    It takes FOREVER to properly clean a trumpet with cooking oils that have gone off. I get at least 5-10 per year at my shop and it is a nightmare.
     
  4. trumpetsplus

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    +1
     
  5. tobylou8

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    Conn recommended it on the 40B!! They stated only inferior horns needed oil!!
     
  6. codyb226

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    I just got a Yamaha pro trumpet, I was begging to play it. Got it on ebay for a steal and turned out great. Im also 15 so I know why he wanted it. Good job, +1 for Mom!
     
  7. Al Innella

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    Once when I first started playing ,and performing in my first concert,one of my valves started sticking while on stage. I was excited and forgot to oil before going on stage,I didn't take any oil on stage,and neither did anyone else.A quick fix that lasted until intermission was take out the valve and spit on it. There was enough lubrication in my saliva to get me through that first half.
     
  8. codyb226

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    I can see that working, but I would only do that in an emergency.
     
  9. SteveRicks

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    Glad it worked out. I am 57 and would have been going crazy if I had received a new horn and couldn't play it, so can understand your concern over a teenager in such a situation. I imagine your son knows how to clean a trumpet in a tub. Right before you go to the music shop, have him clean it so none of the olive oil remains. Buy your valve oil and ask about having the dent removed while you are there. If on the bell, it is a very simple repair- $5-10 here at most.
     
  10. Al Innella

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    It was!
     

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