Yamaha Slide Cream vs. Slide Oil

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cigmar
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Yamaha Slide Cream vs. Slide Oil

Post by cigmar » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:58 am

Looking for those who've had experience with both the Yamaha Slide Cream and the Slide Oil. Which do you prefer and why?
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Re: Yamaha Slide Cream vs. Slide Oil

Post by norbie2018 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:14 pm

I found the cream to be like any other cream and worked better on some slides, worse on others. The oil was renamed slide lubricant as it is not an oil at all. It is a soap/silicone mixture much like Reka and others. They advertise that it won't chalk-up on the slide when it dries out (like slide-o-mix) and they are correct; any residue simply wipes off. The slide lubricant is awesome.
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Re: Yamaha Slide Cream vs. Slide Oil

Post by cigmar » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:46 pm

I too have been using the lubricant for some time with great success. Since my supply is now low, I was just wondering if I should try the cream instead.
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Re: Yamaha Slide Cream vs. Slide Oil

Post by norbie2018 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:02 pm

Why change if you've had good results? I think your success with slide lubricant is slide dependent, so why mess up a good thing?
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Re: Yamaha Slide Cream vs. Slide Oil

Post by marccromme » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:54 pm

Yamaha slide lubricant (aka Yammie snot) is the best on all of my slides. It easily cleans/washes off, is easy to apply, and needs only a drop of water if dried out. I even use it on my piston Eb tubas.
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Re: Yamaha Slide Cream vs. Slide Oil

Post by TromboneFox » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:39 am

You can't beat the Yamaha stuff, but I find that a spray bottle of 2 parts olive oil and 1 part water works better than slide/valve oil.
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Re: Yamaha Slide Cream vs. Slide Oil

Post by norbie2018 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:53 am

TromboneFox wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:39 am
You can't beat the Yamaha stuff, but I find that a spray bottle of 2 parts olive oil and 1 part water works better than slide/valve oil.
Add a little vinegar and you could dress a salad.
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Re: Yamaha Slide Cream vs. Slide Oil

Post by cigmar » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:47 am

norbie2018 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Why change if you've had good results? I think your success with slide lubricant is slide dependent, so why mess up a good thing?
I hear ya'. I've always been a proponent of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", but still always looking if there's something better out there.
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Re: Yamaha Slide Cream vs. Slide Oil

Post by sporto » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:34 pm

another vote for the slide lubricant, even on old unplated inners
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