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

Brian Allen

"I've been blessed with this instrument for several years and I m still discovering new things about it everyday. With this horn, I'm limited only by my own imagination and technical shortcomings. I feel like anything is possible. It inspires me to take chances and go for whatever I m hearing, no matter how extreme. I couldn t ask for a better vessel through which to communicate.

"Thanks to Christan, Ron and Cathy and all of the other wonderful people at Edwards for helping me realize my dreams."

Brian Allen
Houston Freelance Trombonist