Valve Issues

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by LuckilyCarolyn, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    Thanks for the reminder of the Blitz cloth. I use them often, but just for slides or raw brass finishes.
     
  2. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    I've only got one horn I use it on the valves (Jupiter pocket). Cleans nasty sluggish slides quickly (faster than you can run warm water).
     
  3. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

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    You just diagnosed the problem. You let your valves get DRY!.Well the residue left gums up your valves. Also letting the valves dry out can cause the casing to start to corrode. I would clean them out like this. Go to your local music store and buy some Ailysin solvent - cleaner for brass instruments. Take the pistons out and the bottom valve caps off. Spray the cleaner into the casing. take a casing cleaning rod and a cotton rag and swab out the casing. repeat until completely clean. Spray pistons and wipe off. Repeat until clean. oil valves generously. Now from now on OIL VALVES EVRY DAY THAT YOU PLAY. No more problems.
     

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