Category Archives: Tuba Maintenance

A Short Guide to Maintaining Piston Valves

For the third and final post in this brief series on low brass instrument lubrication and maintenance, let us turn to the subject of piston valves. Given the simplicity of piston valve design and maintenance compared to trombone slides and … Continue reading

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A Short Guide to Maintaining Rotary Valves (and Other, Related Valves)

Low brass players and teachers know well the sound of noisy, poorly-maintained rotary valves. That annoying “clackety-clack” has been a blemish on many tuba and trombone ensemble concerts, to say nothing of the propensity of poorly-maintained valves to “freeze” at … Continue reading

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