Brass essentials you should never leave home without…

rocket-valve-oil Valve Oil 

There’s nothing more annoying than a sticky valve. Thankfully, the vast majority are easily rectified with an application of some valve oil. There are several brands to choose from, including Blue Juice, Bach and Rocket. In our opinion, the Rocket Valve Oil offers the best value for money.

 

cleaning-clothCleaning Cloth

Great for getting off those fingerprints off when you’ve got a page worth of rests! There are both Silver and Lacquer versions available

 

cleaning-brushCleaning Brushes 

Essentials for getting to the places you can never read. In particular for trombone, trumpet and cornet.

 

tuning-slide-greaseTuning Slide Grease 

Because there is nothing worse than being stuck in the wrong key. Tuning Slide Grease keeps the tuning slides moving freely and smoothly for longer.

 

trombone-slide-creamTrombones Only – Slide Cream

Apologies to the rest of you, but only a trombone player appreciates a well oiled slide. Apply Slide Cream in moderation to the inner legs of the trombone slide for a silky smooth glide.

valve-jacketValve Jacket 

Particularly important for lacquered instruments. A Valve Jacket helps stop the finish of your instrument reacting with sweat. It naturally preserves the finish for much longer.

 

Brass Spares

Just in case…

 

 

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