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 it on your brass instrument your horn will not play efficiently or maybe not at all. To see how to properly oil your piston valves, go to the Resources Tab on our home page and look for the video “Oiling Piston Valves” under the category of Repair and Maintenance.

Here’s our secret recipe for the best valve oil on the market, it’s simply unscented, clear lamp oil. It’s available at most grocery, hardware, and general stores. Save yourself some money and go pick up some today. If you need a needle oiler to apply the oil to your instrument, contact us!

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