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Trombone Care

Remember the slide is the most important part of your trombone and should be treated carefully. Always lay the slide sections on a flat surface where they are safe from harm.

Trombone Care and Maintenance Sheet
Daily - or every time you play

Polish your instrument with a silver cloth or lacquer cloth.

  • 1. Using a Windcraft slide cleaning rod, attach a piece of lint free cloth through the eye slot. Gently turn the rod & cloth clockwise while pushing it into and pulling it out of the outer slide legs.
  • 2. Wipe down the inner slide legs and apply a small dab of Superslick slide cream using your little finger to the bottom 10cm of both inner slide legs. Reassemble the slide and work the slide in and out to spread the cream then spray the inner slide legs with a mist of water - a Superslick Slide spray bottle is ideal for this.

we highly recommend that you follow these guidelines:

  • 1. Clean your mouthpiece at least on a weekly basis (not with hot water).
  • 2. Never share other players' mouthpieces.
  • 3. The use of Sterisol when cleaning would be advisable.
Every Six Months
  • 1. Flush out the bell section and tuning slide with lukewarm water and clean the tuning slide with a flexi brush. Grease the tuning slide using some slide grease.
  • 2. Clean out the main playing slide by filling it with lukewarm water with a small amount of mild detergent in it. Cover the open ends of the tube and shake it a few times. While the water is in the slide use a flexible brush to ensure it is fully cleaned. Rinse thoroughly.
  • 3. Clean the playing slide and reassemble according to the weekly procedure above.

To ensure correct performance and a long life for your Trombone it is recommended that you have it serviced by a qualified repairer after 18 months to 2 years of playing. If you have any doubts or queries please call us on 01628 630 800 and we will be glad to advise you.