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
Christan demonstrates proper slide cleaning techniques
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
"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."
Principal Trombonist, Pittsburgh Opera