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« on: Feb 18, 2009, 09:50AM »

This is a 7 minute video from Edwards Instruments on how to clean a slide.  Demonstrated by Christan himself.  I'd embed it here, but I couldn't find the information so you'll have to go there.

http://www.edwards-instruments.com/blog/2009/02/edwards-videos-on-youtube/

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« Reply #1 on: Feb 18, 2009, 09:56AM »

Thanks, Bruce.  There are many more on the way.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2009, 09:56AM »

I'd embed it here, but I couldn't find the information so you'll have to go there.

Click on the video while it's playing, and you get to the YouTube page, where you can grab the embedding information.

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0-5qYuIlrh0&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/0-5qYuIlrh0&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2009, 10:08AM »

which kind of glass cleaner should i use?  is windex fine (blue) or should i find something clear.  i figure one of you guys would know which to avoid...'

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« Reply #4 on: Feb 18, 2009, 11:02AM »

I use slide o mix on my Edwards slide and it works great. I clean it once about every 3 or 4 months. It goes just great. Maybe my slide is a freak. :D
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 18, 2009, 11:56AM »

I vote Freak Bob... :D

What Christian says about SOM goes for all slides...just not all people.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 19, 2009, 12:05PM »

 Bad dog.  No Biscuits.

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« Reply #7 on: Feb 19, 2009, 12:16PM »

Would never have considered the spike without the set... :D
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2009, 05:10PM »

I've always had the impression you should only lube the stockings..........I'm looking forward to trying Christian's advice to lube the entire inner slide.

And I've always used lighter fluid to clean the outer slide and the inside and outside of the inner slide, because it's a solvent and dissolves all kinds of lubricating products, not to mention the crud that gets inside the inner slide.  Glass cleaner seems worth a try, but I've been very happy with the results of lighter fluid.  Must admit I've never seen anyone else use it!

I'm a bit puzzled that the video doesn't address cleaning the inside of the inner slide. I don't think dry cloth would cut it.
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2009, 06:40PM »

I'm a bit puzzled that the video doesn't address cleaning the inside of the inner slide. I don't think dry cloth would cut it.


Dry cloth cuts it absolutely. If you arent leaving your horn sitting for long period of time, whatever is growing inside your inner slide is going to stay pretty moist. I clean the inside of the inners with the same method Christian shows for the outers, just with a smaller width piece of cloth and no spray.
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009, 09:35AM »

I've always heard of, and use, cheese cloth when cleaning my slides but I've got a fellow student who uses the Slid-O-Mix brand cleaning cloth that you slide over the cleaning rod. Anyone have any opinions about that product?
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2009, 09:49AM »

I've always heard of, and use, cheese cloth when cleaning my slides but I've got a fellow student who uses the Slid-O-Mix brand cleaning cloth that you slide over the cleaning rod. Anyone have any opinions about that product?

It's real easy to use. Easier than wrapping the rod. Works about as well.
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2009, 10:10AM »

I've always heard of, and use, cheese cloth when cleaning my slides but I've got a fellow student who uses the Slid-O-Mix brand cleaning cloth that you slide over the cleaning rod. Anyone have any opinions about that product?

I addition to Dan's comment I would like to add that even though I use SuperSlick, I would not be without the Slide-O-Mix cleaning cloth for quick weekly buffing of the inside of the outer slide. No matter what slide lubricant you use it is really nice to have.
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2009, 02:38PM »

I think the Slide-O-Mix cleaning rod is great.  I have it in both sizes.  Much easier to use than wrapping cheesecloth around a standard cleaning rod - I clean my horns more frequently because of it.

It's not just for cleaning Slide-O-Mix off - I use Trombotine.
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« Reply #14 on: Jun 07, 2009, 12:50PM »

Anyone got an opinion about some new yamaha slide stuff that came out? My trombone teacher, Rusty Mckinney got some and uses it on his edwards, says it works great. i use it on my horns too, i just dont know how much it will build up junk. Anyone know?
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« Reply #15 on: Jul 31, 2009, 06:21PM »

Does anyone know of any methods to clean the crook? Would a snake brush be dangerous?
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« Reply #16 on: Jul 31, 2009, 06:38PM »

Does anyone know of any methods to clean the crook? Would a snake brush be dangerous?

You have to grab the snake just behind the head ...

Oh, you mean that  snake. ;-)

It's intended for the crook.  That's part of the extended cleaning you can find on the Online Trombone Journal article "Keep it Clean", which covers the bath and the brush out.
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« Reply #17 on: Sep 03, 2009, 03:06PM »

Instead of the typical cleaning rod, I bought a couple of rifle/shotgun cleaning kits at Wal-Mart for $10 each. The cleaning swabs that screw onto the end of the rod come in several diameters. I've used everything from a dry swab to water to Brasso to clean the inside of both the outer and inner slides.

The advantage is that you don't have to mess with cheese cloth. Clean the swab, let it dry and you're good to go.

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« Reply #18 on: Sep 03, 2009, 07:27PM »

Instead of the typical cleaning rod, I bought a couple of rifle/shotgun cleaning kits at Wal-Mart for $10 each. The cleaning swabs that screw onto the end of the rod come in several diameters. I've used everything from a dry swab to water to Brasso to clean the inside of both the outer and inner slides.

The advantage is that you don't have to mess with cheese cloth. Clean the swab, let it dry and you're good to go.

Joel

Just be careful.  I also use a shotgun rod.

Always twist the rod in a clockwise direction, whether inserting or withdrawing.  You never want to turn counterclockwise, unless you have a good repairman handy to remove the mop or patches that are stuck inside.
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« Reply #19 on: Oct 09, 2009, 10:33AM »

I had my slide done by the Slide Doctor (John Upchurch), and I watched as he just used old sheets, ripped them into strips and wrapped that around the rod to clean the outer slide.  He's the expert, so I don't think it's necessary to use cheesecloth or fancy SOM cleaning cloth.  I've been using ripped sheets, or buy bulk muslin and they work just fine.  I usually run the wrapped rod through the outer slide before every rehearsal or performance, wipe my inner slide with a microfiber towel, and apply SOM.  Spray a little water, and smooth as silk every time.  Takes me less than 5 minutes to do this.
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