Monster Oil Trombone Slide Cream

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Monster Oil Trombone Slide Cream

Post by posaunebone » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:07 am

I just saw that they now offer what appears to be something similar to the Yamaha purple bottle stuff. Anyone tried this yet?

Monster Trombone Slide Cream Lubricant | Take Better Care of your Instrument

Also, does anyone have any general opinions of their lineup over something like hetman or ultra pure?
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Re: Monster Oil Trombone Slide Cream

Post by jchiang9 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:58 am

I use their line of valve oils for my euphonium. I like it! I find it builds up gunk a lot slower than hetmans. The tuning slide grease was a little thin for me. But I like think goopy stuff on my slides!

Haven't tried their slide cream though.
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Re: Monster Oil Trombone Slide Cream

Post by BHolleyBrass » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:55 am

I've been hoping they'd make this stuff for years. My shop gets Hetman, UltraPure, and Yamaha stuff for free (through the store) for my repair shop to use, but I changed to Monster about six months ago for my XO euphonium and haven't looked back. It handily outlasts the other valve oils. I'd say it's worth a shot. So much that I'm ordering some now...
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Re: Monster Oil Trombone Slide Cream

Post by BHolleyBrass » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:20 am

It's sort of like they mixed Trombotine and Yamaha (Yamasnot) together and put it in a valve oil bottle with a slightly larger aperture. So far, my Shires is liking it better than Trombotine, UltraPure, and Super Slick. The feel (after I figured out how much to use) is similar to the Yamaha. I'll update again if anything changes.
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Re: Monster Oil Trombone Slide Cream

Post by TheSheriff » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:21 am

BHolleyBrass wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:20 am
It's sort of like they mixed Trombotine and Yamaha (Yamasnot) together and put it in a valve oil bottle with a slightly larger aperture. So far, my Shires is liking it better than Trombotine, UltraPure, and Super Slick. The feel (after I figured out how much to use) is similar to the Yamaha. I'll update again if anything changes.
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Re: Monster Oil Trombone Slide Cream

Post by Posaunus » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:58 am

This stuff is apparently so new that it doesn't appear listed on the Monster Oil Website (http://www.MonsterOil.net). :idk: [Though it appears to be hidden, bundled in a "Trombone Care and Cleaning Kit"]
I guess if I want the slide cream separately, I'll have to buy from Amazon (I actually use Smile.Amazon.com, so that part of my purchase goes to my favorite charity) - I don't need the full kit!

But I did enjoy Monster Oil's "Usage and Tips" page:
http://www.monsteroil.net/usage-and-tips/
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Re: Monster Oil Trombone Slide Cream

Post by ghmerrill » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:28 pm

The instructions on the Monster Oil site say to apply it DAILY "along the inner slide -- then work the lube in by moving the slide up and down a few times". From my perspective there are a couple of things wrong with this. But in any event, at this point in time, and given how well the Superslick/Superslick Plus/spray bottle routine works for me (and I sure don't have to do anything DAILY except spray it now and then with the water/Hetman's Hydroslide mix), I'm inclined to pass on trying this. At least pending more reports.

(I did like the Yamaha slide lube, but the Superslick approach works a lot better for me and doesn't wash off like the Yamaha lube seemed to. Maybe the Monster Oil slide lube is more in the Yamaha tradition -- though I don't recall needing to apply it daily.)
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