View Full Version : Best Valve Oil for a 1939 Bach Mercury?

01-15-2012, 08:58 PM
Can you recommend the best valve oil to use on a 1939 Bach Mercury? My son doesn't think that the oil he uses on his Strad would be right. Thanks!

01-16-2012, 04:35 AM
It really depends on how worn the valves are on the horn. (ie. more worn, means you can use a "thicker" valve oil).

I use either Al Cass, or Hetman's valve oil on my trumpets. Hetman's makes a valve oil that is for older horns (thicker), that you may find work for your son. I would try what he's using now, and see if it is working before I would start switching.