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Instrument Care

It is very important to take care of your musical instrument. Knowing how to care for you instrument properly will help keep you healthy and extend the life of your instrument to share the music for generations to come. There are many things that you should know about your instrument so that you know what you can do and what you shouldn't do. You can select information about individual instruments below.

Instrument Care and Maintenance Information
Piston Valves Hand Slide
Cleaning Valves
Replacing Felts
Lubricant
Stuck Slides
Cleaning Mouthpipe and Tubing
Cleaning Outside of the Instrument
Why Hand Slides Require Careful Handling
Cleaning of Hand Slides
Cleaning the Cork Barrel
Lubrication
Taking Tuning Slide Out
Rotor Valve
Installing New String
Oiling the Bearings of the Rotary Valve
Cleaning the Valves
Installing New Corks
Care of Thin and Soft Bell
Storing Instruments
Importance of Keeping Your Instrument Dry and Clean

Keeping your instrument clean is important for you and your family here is an article that was on MSN about germs you may find on a used instrument.

It's important to understand that used instruments are a great less expensive option than buying a new instrument, but having the instrument professionally cleaned and adjusted will keep you healthy and get that instrument into top playing condition.

Contact us now to find out more and schedule to get your instrument cleaned.

At Volkwein's Repair Center we try to repair your instrument in a timely manor. While we don't need you to schedule an appointment to bring in your repairs. If you have tight time restrictions for your repairs it is recommend that you call our shop for more information.
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