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tmarshall
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: What the best valve oil? Reply with quote

What your opinion on valve oil?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: What the best valve oil? Reply with quote

tmarshall wrote:
What your opinion on valve oil?



tmarshall,

I believe you need valve oil (your choice of product/brand) to help you play at your best qne keeps your valves operating smoothly and quickly. The choice of valve oil is often based upon subjective opinion of the player for his/her preferences.

I've had success using Denis Wick Advanced Formula Valve Oil
Advanced formula valve oil with PTFE.
Developed in association with trumpet expert Will Spencer. It is long lasting and maintains slick and fast action in extreme conditions. The oil is light and fast and works well in piston and rotary valves. I;ve tried many others and I still prefer this Denis Wick product.

I purchase the valve oil from:

http://www.dfmusicinc.com/

Best wishes,

Lloyd
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T2 is not only the best it will reduce your oil usage. Awesome product.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: What the best valve oil? Reply with quote

tmarshall wrote:
What your opinion on valve oil?


I like it and think it's a useful product.


There are many to choose from. Hetman #2 works well for my newer horns and #3 for my older horns. I've been using #7 for getting my slides lubed up.

Valve oil is cheap in comparison to valve jobs or replacing parts from redrot.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hetman's #2 is excellent...resists being washed away quickly
by a lot of spit...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheap is best!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

La tromba T2 special .

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:33 am    Post subject: Re: What the best valve oil? Reply with quote

tmarshall wrote:
What your opinion on valve oil?
It doesn't taste very good.
Just my opinion...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schilke Nate wrote:
T2 is not only the best it will reduce your oil usage. Awesome product.


Be sure you still oil every time you play. You can easily be fooled into thinking you don't need to oil... and then one day you discover that your valves are rattling around in the casings and you need to spend $475 on a valve refit. I made the mistake of listening to people here rave about how long their oil lasted and that's what happened to me.

You don't need to put a lot on if you oil every time you play, just enough to "refresh" the oil already in your valves. I only put a few drops on and a bottle of Hetman Light Piston oil still lasts a year or more.

Some accuse me of "selling oil". Hah! Anyone who thinks $8 a YEAR is too much to spend to keep your valves in good shape is an idiot.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hetman, of course.


I've tried some diferent OIL's and I find that Hetman is the best among the others.

In my Yamaha Chicago I use Hetman #2
In my old Couesnon Cornet I use #3

I find that Hetman's are excelent
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like

Ultra Pure
Hetman
Zaja Blue
Al Cass
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i oil mine every 3000 musical miles.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VetPsychWars wrote:
Schilke Nate wrote:
T2 is not only the best it will reduce your oil usage. Awesome product.


Be sure you still oil every time you play. You can easily be fooled into thinking you don't need to oil... and then one day you discover that your valves are rattling around in the casings and you need to spend $475 on a valve refit. I made the mistake of listening to people here rave about how long their oil lasted and that's what happened to me.

You don't need to put a lot on if you oil every time you play, just enough to "refresh" the oil already in your valves. I only put a few drops on and a bottle of Hetman Light Piston oil still lasts a year or more.

Some accuse me of "selling oil". Hah! Anyone who thinks $8 a YEAR is too much to spend to keep your valves in good shape is an idiot.

Tom


Tom,

Very good advice indeed. Valve oil is far cheaper than a repair or valve rebuilding.

I always oil my horns everytime I play.

Best wishes,

Lloyd
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 Star!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it depends on the trumpet's valve tolerances.

Each trumpet works BEST with a particular kind of oil.

My Concept TT works best with Al Cass. My Adams A4 works best with Ultra Pure. In the past i had a Taylor Chicago Standard which worked best with Blue Juice....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scatanas wrote:
I think it depends on the trumpet's valve tolerances..


I think so too. Oils I've had that worked with "looser" valves, like Fat Cat, didn't work well with newly-rebuilt valves. For those, I like 5 Starr and Hetman Light.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:03 am    Post subject: What the best valve oil? Reply with quote

I uses "Ultra Pure" professional Valve Oil
Works fin in my instrument. Buy it at eBay
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i always liked Conn Formula 3 plated piston oil, but now i use Hetmans on my new horn. works best for me, but each horn i have has a different oil in its case.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bells Super Lube!
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