Maintenance

Maintaining your Edwards trombone will extend the life of your instrument, increase its resale value and, most importantly, provide you with the best results when performing. Use the instructions and video tutorials on the following pages to keep your Edwards trombone in perfect working order.

For those of you wishing to purchase a used Edwards instrument, Christan offers some tips in Risk vs. Reward: Buying a Used Edwards.

Valve Maintenance Videos

Axial Flow Valve Care (part 1)

Ron teaches us how to disassemble and clean a Thayer valve

Axial Flow Valve Care (part 2)

Ron lubricates and reassembles a clean Thayer valve

Tenor Axial Flow Valve Lubrication

Ron oils a tenor Thayer valve

Bass Axial Flow Valve Lubrication

Ron oils bass Thayer valves

Single Valve Bass Converter Installation

Ron shows us how to transform a bass trombone with two Thayer valves into a single valve horn

Slide Maintenance Videos

Slide Care

Christan demonstrates proper slide cleaning techniques

Slide Felts

Christan teaches us how to save a few bucks the next time we need our slide felts replaced

Trombone Spit Valve Spring & Cork Replacement

Christan and Ron save us a few more bucks by teaching us how to replace our spit valve hardware

Stuck Trombone Mouthpiece & Leadpipe Removal

Be careful when doing this!

Feel like a Test Drive?

Visit the Edwards Pro Stop and work one-one-one with Christan or Michael.

Contact us to set up an appointment.

In Their Own Words

Sebastian Vera

"Personally, I want a trombone that doesn't get in the way and allows me to be me. With my Edwards, I can create whatever sound or color I need on a given day. In the opera, it allows me to be strong but nimble while in chamber settings giving the ability to execute virtuostic passages musically without sounding labored."

Sebastian Vera
Principal Trombonist, Pittsburgh Opera