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

Don Rayment

"For most of my professional career, I have performed on an Edwards bass trombone and have always appreciated how it has felt like a natural extension of my playing. The ability to create a trombone that fits you physically as well as musically is such an important factor in being comfortable in any ensemble or musical style.

"From the very first note I was impressed with how it played with such ease and openness yet still maintaining great accuracy and control giving me a rich sound that I had never attained from any other instrument. With an Edwards trombone there are no limitations and you have the confidence that whatever the musical situation, you will have an instrument that will exceed all of your expectations."

Don Rayment
Toronto Freelance Bass Trombonist