Valve Guard and Using Brasso on Inner Slides

Valve Guard and Using Brasso on Inner Slides

    
Valve Guard and Using Brasso on Inner Slides    17:08 on Monday, May 11, 2015          

unit91
(2 points)
Posted by unit91

What type, if any, valve guard would you all recommend? Also, when cleaning trumpet is it advisable to use Brasso to polish the non-finished ends of slides that go into the trumpet? Thanks.


Re: Valve Guard and Using Brasso on Inner Slides    14:24 on Sunday, June 28, 2015          

woolyhead
(40 points)
Posted by woolyhead

I wouldn't use Brasso on the slides. It makes the unfinished part look nice for a while but it quickly tarnishes again. Also there's a danger of any Brasso not removed being washed into the valves where it may cause wear. Have a look at various players in action and you'll see that many of them don't bother too much with the instrument's appearance. What counts is how it plays. Have you considered having the slides gold plated? It doesn't cost as much as you might expect. I saw an advert by a man who comes to your pad and plates anything you give him. He wanted 25 to plate a tenor sax after I'd taken it to pieces. After plating you have to polish the shine into it.


Re: Valve Guard and Using Brasso on Inner Slides    19:45 on Sunday, August 09, 2015          

TPstatic
(1 point)
Posted by TPstatic

I Goddard's Silver polish. Much less abrasive, better shine.


Re: Valve Guard and Using Brasso on Inner Slides    12:03 on Monday, August 10, 2015          

woolyhead
(40 points)
Posted by woolyhead

How long does the shine last?


   




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