When constantly using the instrument you will find that at least two or three times per week the valves should be oiled with a high grade valve oil. In addition, the following procedure should be followed at least once a month to keep foreign particles and residue from collecting in the instrument.
Yamaha’s Product and Repair Specialist Brae Grimes takes us through the ins and outs of caring for your trumpet. From best practice for day to day maintenance through to more thorough cleaning and how to avoid common issues.
Trombones can be cleaned with a cleaning rod, cheesecloth and luke warm water. Hot water can damage lacquer finishes. For cleaning the slide, the following procedures are recommended.
The frequency of changing the lubricant will be determined by the amount of playing one does. Before applying the lubricant, be certain that the inner slide is clean.
For cleaning the bell, the following procedures are recommended:
Yamaha’s Product and Repair Specialist Brae Grimes takes us through how to best care for your Trombone from setting it up regular maintenance and more thorough cleaning tasks.
Clean mouthpiece cup, back bore and stem with warm water and a mouthpiece brush. Accumulations or dirt in the mouthpiece back bore will affect the response and tone quality of the instrument. Do not attempt to remove a jammed mouthpiece with pliers or a vice. Use a mouthpiece puller or take the instrument to a service technician for removal.
Yamaha’s Product and Repair Specialist Brae Grimes runs through how best to care for the simple Brass Mouthpiece. This information applies to any Brass instrument and includes cleaning and best practice.
Any high quality silver polish may be used on instruments with bright silver plating. It is also recommended that you carry a soft flannel cloth to wipe off all fingerprints and perspiration each time you finish playing the instrument.
When your instrument becomes soiled, rub lightly with a damp cloth. Do not use detergents or polish unless clearly marked “for lacquered finishes only”. Wipe the instrument with a soft flannel cloth to remove fingerprints and perspiration each time after playing, and you will add substantially to the lacquer life.