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Something I've found about horn lube
While playing around with my Ambassadore cornet, I neglected to pay attention to my new Xeno. When I last played the Xeno, I lubed the valves with Ultrapure and forgot about it for six weeks!
I pulled it out from the case yesterday and found all pistons stuck.
I removed the lower caps and squirted some fresh Ultrapure and let it set for a few seconds. Luckily, they all came loose with no further problems. I cleaned each valve and re lubed and played the horn for about an hour. Seems OK now but it scared me for a moment.
I guess the precision fit of the pistons in these pro horns may require more attention than the loose valves of my other, older, student level horns.
Bruce in the Peg
1987 Yamaha 2320
1962 Olds special trumpet # 341xxx
1965 Olds Ambassador cornet #518xxx
Re: Something I've found about horn lube
Yamaha horns have just about the tightest fit you can get. They need to never be played without oil, just like any other trumpet.
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