True, my valves didn't fit in the casing properly causing them to stick a lot, so a music man did something to the inside of the casing, and all of a sudden they work perfect, ive never had a problem since.timold said:If you have problems with your valves!!![/size]
Valve oil is not always the answer - you may just have a problem with your valves!
Certain instruments (not nameing names) have always had not so good valves and the best answer is to have a brass repairer to have a look at them to sort them out, the valve is normaly sorted out with some "lapping-in" paste. I have found this to work every time!!.
Try not to use washing up liquids or "Comfort" as they have salt in them and long term eat away at the valve.
The best oils to use are:
Za-Ja (both having a cleaning agent in them which breaks down the bacteria)
If anyone needs more advise I would be happy to help.
Band Instrument Specialist
Thanks for clearing that up. I might just try it on my Besson Sovereign, it is only 5 months old and I am forever cleaning and oiling the valves as they get quite sluggish, even washing valves and valve case they still pick up a lot of black mucky stuff. Anyone have any ideas how long it takes to get rid of this.michellegarbutt said: