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Trumpet Discussion Discuss Choosing The Right Valve Oil in the General forums; Originally Posted by larry tscharner Whatever oil you choose, be consistant and use it exclusively and often. What Im saying ...
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    Re: Choosing The Right Valve Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by larry tscharner View Post
    Whatever oil you choose, be consistant and use it exclusively and often. What Im saying is, dont ever mix oils in your beautiful new Getzen. Ever have someone borrow your oil because they didnt have any? They are crazy for A) not having oil with them in the first place. 2) Using any old oil that gets handed to them, quality unquestioned. AND C) mixing oils till they dont know what they have. No wonder their valves are hanging up! I carry a bottle of oil I picked up at a gig that was left behind for just those people. I dont lend my good stuff to goofs.

    As stated above, Blue Juice is a good oil, but one of my older horns didnt like it so I got a recomendation from a pro that I know and bought some Yamaha Synthetic Regular (Light also available). Problems all solved. It is clear and wont stain your clothes if you are dumb enough to oil your slacks, but we all know your not like that. It has no smell and like stated above, since its synthetic, lasts longer and is dyno-friendly. It is just a bit more expensive than many other choices, but if you dont waste it and it lasts longer, not so bad.

    Really your choice of oil is mostly subjective as the main brands are all good quality. But everyone is looking for the most edge for their horn to make that little difference that makes them a better player. Find one you like, for any reason at all, and stick with it. Best wishes.
    Getzen should have included oil with the trumpet - they did with mine. Why not talk to them? If that is not a logical option I use and recommend Ultra Pure in both my Getzens - a 700S Eterna II and a Classic 900. I use it all my other trumpets too Harrelson Bravura, B&H Regent MkII, Weril Pocket EP4071, and also in an ancient B&H Sovereign Tenor Horn. I used to use Al Cass' FAST but I now only carry a bottle for the youngsters in the Band who have "forgotten" to oil.

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    Re: Choosing The Right Valve Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by gatorman View Post
    Yes _ I soak my valves (piston only ) seperately and wanted to know if anyone uses an outstanding degreaser , soap, etc to clean internally the rest of the horn especially around the ports in the piston cylinders, to rid the old oil film and gunk.Thanks for your input.
    If Dawn removes the oil spill on water fowl, seems like it would be great for valves. It really is a great degreaser. Just be sure to rinse well.
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