Trumpet slides leaking water

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  1. Brent McBugler

    Brent McBugler New Friend

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    I am a little concerned about my tuning slide leaking water, this has been happening for a long time, does anyone know why this could be happening? I get water dripping out of the third slide too, and on the bottom of the tuning slide near the water key. The water is leaking out of the seam.

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  2. amzi

    amzi Forte User

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    You can either get a shop to expand the slide tubing--or you can just keep them lubed. That usually works too. I use Vaseline, but lanolin or one of the silicone based lubes might work best for this situation.
     
  3. Wondra

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    +1 for lanolin (for your tuning slide only) - the stuff is pretty stiff, and takes a bit of work to apply, though it's effective. I had a similar water leak on my tuning slide and I had a tech expand the tubing - that didn't work. However, the lanolin took care of it.
     
  4. trickg

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    Thicker slide grease on the tuning slide, and then don't worry about it. There isn't going to be enough of an air leak there for it to matter. I've had that at different points in the past on a couple of different horns and it never made a difference (not one I noticed anyway) one way or another.
     
  5. kingtrumpet

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    grease your slides with Vaseline --- and don't worry, be happy and play ROFL ROFL ROFL or was that "play and be happy"? ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  6. Peter McNeill

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    I have had the same problem a long time ago, and just greased the slide more often. I used to use Vaseline, but over the past couple of years have moved to Ultrapure slide grease. They make a thin and thick version, the thick version is great if the main tuning slide is starting to move when playing.

    I also found the Vaseline would stick, if I did not use the horn regularly. Some of my horns get stored for months between plays, so they need to using something better than Vaseline. But in a pinch any petroleum Jelly will do the trick.
     
  7. kingtrumpet

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    then use TROMBOTINE --- ROFL ROFL ROFL ((just think of that, the guy on TM that helped me with doubling on the trombone and some of the issues with that --- and he doesn't even promote TROMBOTINE for slides on the trumpet)) ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  8. Dviglis

    Dviglis Mezzo Piano User

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    Its fine, your slide begins to accumulate condensation from your warm breath and saliva so the second you pull it out, the beads begin to form on the slide. A thicker slide grease would help because the grease beads off any saliva that comes in contact with it so it will not stay on the slide.



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  9. Dviglis

    Dviglis Mezzo Piano User

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    Also, white gloves might help :lol:
     
  10. Peter McNeill

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    Funny thing is I just checked my slide grease that I use regularly in my gig bag, and found out that I am using Ivan's MAGIC slide grease. I have no idea how it got there, as I am sure it did not come with my horn Via Chenzo, as I only got the horn. It works great for all regular slides, and I need to look to replace it, but the transport cost is crazy, so I am sure I never bought it from Ivan.

    Maybe some Jaeger MAGIC getting the MAGIC into my horn.... Maybe it came with the Taylor horn I recently got from Kujo but really a surprise - I am truly stumped to find it in my bag. I use the Ultrapure/Magic on my Trombone tuning slides as well.
     

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