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by cyteakparagon
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO

For me, adding water increases the slide speed by maybe 3%, and reduces the lube longevity by maybe 3000%. That's something I wondered too! It always felt like water decreased the lube longevity for me. And then there's a ton of condensation in my slide which may cause friction? Not sure about that...
by cyteakparagon
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO

One thing that has really helped keep my slide in shape (and a tech can correct/delete this post if I'm wrong) is that when you swab it out with a cleaning rod, you need to do it straight, and fairly aggressively. I started doing that, I think I just may have started too late. Slide is off to Ray's...
by cyteakparagon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO

Forgot one: this friction isn't because of moisture in the slide is it? For the past few months I've noted that adding water almost always slows down my slide in any quantity. Additionally, my slide seems to work best when very dry and with a medium coating of lubricant. Is this normal?
by cyteakparagon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO

What did you do with your slide? If you tried to use Cascade dishwasher detergent as is, it' supposed to be diluted in HOT water (too hot for Bach lacquer!!!). You should have used a regular dishwashing detergent (the type you use in a sink). Diluted to regular working strength (i.e. a capful to a ...
by cyteakparagon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO

What did Ray say about it? Usually he's pretty responsive about your slide after he's worked on it. I found that it took a week after Ray got his hands on it for it to get back into good shape when I had a procedure done on one of my Shires slides. But suddenly one application of trombotine later a...
by cyteakparagon
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO

Okay, I don't really know how to start this, but here goes: I'm a college-age trombonist looking to repair my current horn, a Bach 42BO purchased new in 2017 from my local band shop at a big sales event. Now, a year later, the slide is fighting back a little bit! Not sure if it's because of faulty c...

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