• LUBBOCK | 10901 S. UNIVERSITY AVE. | (806) 795-5579
    LUBBOCK EXPRESS | 2668 34TH ST. | (806) 795-5680
    AMARILLO | 7663 CANYON DRIVE | (806) 352-2739

  • LUBBOCK | 10901 S. UNIVERSITY AVE. | (806) 795-5579
    LUBBOCK EXPRESS | 2668 34TH ST. | (806) 795-5680
    AMARILLO | 7663 CANYON DRIVE | (806) 352-2739

  • LUBBOCK | 10901 S. UNIVERSITY AVE. | (806) 795-5579
    LUBBOCK EXPRESS | 2668 34TH ST. | (806) 795-5680
    AMARILLO | 7663 CANYON DRIVE | (806) 352-2739


MAINTAINING BRASS



Maintaining Brass


Good Practice in Maintaining Brass Instruments




Brass:

Maintaining brass instruments will prolong their use and quality of sound for years to come. Follow these basic guidelines to keep your instrument in good working order or contact us:
  1. Flush brass once a month with warm water, rinse with clean cold water and dry thoroughly

  2. Purchase proper brushes (a good flexible brush and valve brush is a must) to clean tubing, slides and valve casings—select from a wide variety available at Jent’s

  3. Use a lint-free cloth to clean valves (one by one) removing all moisture

  4. Purchase good quality oil for lubrication, applying three drops to the castings weekly

  5. Loosen valve caps one half turn when finished playing to allow moisture to dissipate

  6. Bathe trombones monthly by filling the slide with warm soapy water and moving it up and down; rinse clean with cold water and repeat as necessary

  7. Spray the trombone stocking with water and apply tuning slide lubrication before re-assembling

  8. Clean mouthpieces weekly with warm water and mild soap

  9. Keep instruments out of direct sunlight to avoid extremes in temperature and humidity


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