Valve oil

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by -C-, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. -C-

    -C- Pianissimo User

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    Had a concert tonight and could not get the values to stop sticking. I had oiled the horn last night and twice during the perfomance and was still having problems. Normally the horn is pretty much flawless but tonight it was very humid. I've used Al Cass oil for as long as I can remember, but is there something different that might work better?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Peter McNeill

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  3. patkins

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    +1 for Ultrapure. If it is a new unbroken in trumpet Yamaha's Clark Viper oil.
     
  4. jrdbass

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    When was the last time you cleaned your valves? When I have that issue I clean everything off of the valve and valve casing and then re-oil. I have always used Al Cass and have never had a problem.
     
  5. -C-

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    I cleaned the entire horn about a month ago. Played it almost every day since with no problems, including last night, but mostly in air conditioned spaces. Tonight it was warm and humid and the oil didn't seem to do much.
     
  6. -C-

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    Thanks for the ultrapure suggestion, I'll give that a try.
     
  7. jrdbass

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    Wow that's really weird. If anyone else has some insight on this I would love to know as well.
     
  8. gmonady

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    Dog hairs! Use Ultra pure. The bark's not as bad when it's oiled right!
     
  9. VetPsychWars

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    How old is your horn? When they start to wear out, they can stick more often.

    Tom
     
  10. -C-

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    It's about 30 years old in age but around 10 years in use. Silver Bach Stradivarius 37.
     

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