Trumpet/Baritone Care Kit

  1. Wash your hands and brush your teeth before you play. This helps to keep the instrument free of acids and sugars that can damage the precious metals.

  2.  Apply valve oil as necessary to each valve (when they stick) in a thin stream one valve at a time (notice how valve is positioned in the casing).  Be sure to put valves back in the correct order – match the  numbers on the valve and casing.

  3. Check tuning slides weekly for mobility. Wipe off old grease and reapply fresh grease by spreading a thin coating on the inner slide tube and working through the entire length of the slide.

  4. Weekly, clean the mouthpiece using the mouthpiece brush, soap, and water. If you are sick, wash the mouthpiece after every time you play. Mouthpiece may be cleaned with mouthpiece freshener/mist.  

  5. Use your microfiber cloth to polish your instrument weekly to remove fingerprints and keep the finish looking new.

  1. Bathe your trumpet monthly:

    1. Fill tub with warm water (hot water can damage the lacquer) and mild dish soap.

    2. Lay a towel on the bottom of the tub to prevent scratching the instrument.

    3.  Remove the 4 slides, 3 valves (make sure to notice the numbers on the valves & which way they face in the casings), 3 valve caps, and mouthpiece.

    4. Run the flexible brush (snake) through any part of the trumpet that you can.

    5. Clean the valves and casings using the valve brush.

    6. Rinse with cool water and leave to air-dry – no need to blow-dry.

    7. Reassemble the instrument, applying new slide grease and valve oil. Remember… never force anything, and put slides together straight so as not to dent or flatten.

  2. Never tap mouthpiece in lead pipe. If it gets stuck, bring it in immediately. DO NOT try to remove with any household tool.