Trombone Troubles

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TIP OF THE WEEK: In the image above you can see an interesting repair – a Bach Stradivarius bass trombone with a cracked handslide receiver-to-F Rotor casing knuckle. While not necessarily a common problem on bass or F-attachment trombones, it … Continued

Oiling Rotors

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Last week, we told you about the importance of oiling piston valves. The same ideas hold true for rotary valves but the application is a little trickier. If you look at the picture at the top of the post it … Continued

Oiling Piston Valves

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Oiling piston valves is the single most important aspect of everyday playing for brass musicians. You can liken the importance of oiling the valves to the importance of keeping oil in your car. Without it, your car won’t run. Without … Continued

All about pads, part 2

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Last week we discussed some of the rough points of installing a pad in a woodwind instrument. This week we want to share some information about different types of pads for your horns. There are very few large-scale pad manufacturers … Continued

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