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BflatBass
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Berpbiolube

Post by BflatBass » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:01 pm

Anyone ever use this on their slide? Opinions?

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https://berp.com/product/biolube-trombone-handslides/
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Re: Berpbiolube

Post by 2bobone » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:27 pm

I use it on my Butler C12 bass trombone slide [carbon fiber] and it is a real boon to a slide that requires NO moisture to operate at its best because it seems to keep water from accumulating on your slide ---- just the opposite of what I've done for all of my trombone playing life. I have no experience of using it on regular brass trombone slides. Let us know how it works out for you ------ !
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Re: Berpbiolube

Post by Jimprindle » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:59 pm

I know nothing about this stuff, but I immensely enjoyed seeing my old friend, mentor, and trombone idol Miles Anderson endorsing this product. If Miles likes it you know it is good, if he didn't like it those who know (the very eloquent Miles) know he would use the most profane words in the American language to say so: "Don't use this ******* ****, it is absolute ******* **** and will totally **** up your horn. This ****** **** should be ******** ***** *** **** be ****** *****, and those ************ should be ***** ******** ******* ***** and ****. Have a nice day, HAHAHAHA!"
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Re: Berpbiolube

Post by tbonesullivan » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:37 pm

If it works, go for it! This looks to be a more "solid" type of almost "wax" to put on the slide. Interesting concept. Most of the "classic" creams are just recreations of Pond's cold cream. Then there are those that are like Slid-O-Mix, which seams to be some type of surfactant/detergent and very thin silicone.
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Re: Berpbiolube

Post by Doug Elliott » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:23 pm

The name is enough to keep me from trying it.

Great to see (and hear) Miles. I've been wondering how he is and what he's doing these days.
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Re: Berpbiolube

Post by mrdeacon » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:09 pm

tbonesullivan wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:37 pm
If it works, go for it! This looks to be a more "solid" type of almost "wax" to put on the slide. Interesting concept. Most of the "classic" creams are just recreations of Pond's cold cream. Then there are those that are like Slid-O-Mix, which seams to be some type of surfactant/detergent and very thin silicone.
Yeah... Not sure how I feel about wax on my slide. I feel like it would be a pain to clean out properly.

I would like to try... I just doubt I'll like it more than trombotine.
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Re: Berpbiolube

Post by JLivi » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:15 pm

I'm intrigued. I'm going to buy some. Looking forward to seeing how wax is on the slide. I might use it on a horn I don't care about first :-)
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Re: Berpbiolube

Post by dembones » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:20 am

It works great for me. A very small amount on the stockings spread thin. Then a small drop of Yamasnot also on each stocking.

Best slide action I've experienced, and it will last for days. I've tried them all over the years, this is really good stuff.
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Re: Berpbiolube

Post by JLivi » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:32 pm

I ordered mine late Thursday night and I believe it was delivered to me on Saturday, back in May. Very quick turnaround.

I've only used it once, but I really like it. I don't think it's going to replace my Yamaha slide oil, but it's definitely my 2nd favorite slide lube I've tried. I would take this over Trombone, Slide-o-mix, and Ultra Pure.

It kind of threw me for a loop with how little of an amount you need to use.
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Re: Berpbiolube

Post by norbie2018 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:15 pm

No go on my Edwards slide. No matter the amount, it just didn't work as well as Yamaha Slide Lubricant.
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Re: Berpbiolube

Post by brassmedic » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:34 am

Just tried it. Definitely needs water on a brass slide. Seems fine, but Yamaha lube still works better and doesn't need water.
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