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« Reply #20 on: Mar 06, 2017, 10:20AM »

The snot is basically liquid and excess blows out the blow hole.

Plus the bottle mostly limits how much.

Creams plug things up if overused.

Slide oil is toxic garbage.

Yamaha Slide Lubricant!

Spread the good word with me!

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« Reply #21 on: Mar 06, 2017, 11:59AM »

Kids tend to think "more is better", especially when the slide is really awful (needs service).  A little Yama-"Snot" works great on a good slide.  More can make it gummy (more of almost anything can make it gummy).
Especially on a brand new trombone with tight tolerances.
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« Reply #22 on: Mar 07, 2017, 08:47AM »

Mark, my one complaint with what you say is this:

Kids tend to think "more is better", especially when the slide is really awful (needs service).  A little Yama-"Snot" works great on a good slide.  More can make it gummy (more of almost anything can make it gummy).

Kids still in the "more is better" stage can use slide oil (the old stuff) because you can literally immerse the slide in it and it won't make it better or worse.  That's why I suggest it for raw beginners.

Some beginners can do well with the creams, silicones, etc.  Normally they need about a year before it becomes a good idea.

I knew a kid who had this exact thought. He immersed his slide in oil EVERY DAY!
The situation never got better though :D
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« Reply #23 on: Mar 12, 2017, 03:38PM »

To be clear: OP is asking specifically about brands of slide CREAM, not slide lubes in general, right?

I think everyone I know who uses cream uses Superslick.

If you're happy with cream, stick with cream, and ignore those of us trying to convince you to switch to something else.


Yeah, I did ask for cream. The music stores near me only sell cream and oil, and I don't really have the means to buy anything online. I just didn't want to be rude.
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