Trombone slide abrasion on Yamaha Xeno

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by hicks, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. hicks

    hicks Member

    I have a one year old Yamaha Xeno YSL88OG, and I've notice a slight grittiness on one of the slide tubes. I've cleaned and flushed the outer slide, but the abrasiveness remains, despite using various slide creams and lubricants. I'm concerned that there is corrosion on the inside of the outer slide. Bearing in mind that the instrument is only one year old, I'm a bit disappointed with this.
    Is the inside of the outer slide coated with anything, and what are my options in terms of getting this repaired?

  2. UncleStreaky

    UncleStreaky Member

    If you bought it from a decent specialist retailer that offers a good after sales service and has a repairer/technician on hand to support you, you shouldn't have any probs sorting it out.
  3. jonesbp

    jonesbp Member

    you say you've used various creams and lubricants - make sure that the slide is totaly free from any lubricant or cream before applying another. Often, lubricants can react with each other creating grit in the slide. I would suggest completely cleaning out your slide, both the inner slide and outer slide (and make sure you get to the hard to reach places at the top of the slide). Buy one lubricant and ONLY use this. I would suggest either the standard Slide O Mix red bottles (which come as a small bottle AND a large bottle) or the Slide O Mix Rapid Comfort (with the black top). This I think may sort out your problem.
  4. hicks

    hicks Member

    Thanks. Someone suggested an 'acid bath' for the slide, which sounds a bit drastic, but apparently just cleans out all the crud stuck to the inside.
    Can anyone recommend a good slide technician in the South West area?
  5. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member

    If you are prepared to travel then I thoroughly reccommend Denis Wedgewood in Cardiff. He sorted my daughter's Conn out and overhauled her Yamaha Maestro Euph. Both were superb.
  6. Suz

    Suz Member

    I also recommend Denis Wedgewood, I had a similar problem with my Conn and it turned out there were a couple of tiny tiny dents in the slide and that was causing the gritty sound and feel. It only took a few mins to sort out!

  7. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Chris House at Newbury is also very good with slides, and closer to you. Rob's got his number.

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