Instrument Care

I recommend Monster Original Valve Oil or Hetman #2 Piston Oil to lubricate your valves.

Any slide grease is probably fine. I like the Schilke brand but it is not easy to find. Monster and Superslick both are fine.

Vincent Bach Nerd Stuff


Alison Balsom on Spotify. You want to sound like this.

Spotify Playlist of great jazz

Brass Chats by Monster Oil – interviews with great brass players

Trumpet Herald – online forum and marketplace for professional and amateur trumpet players. Beware… here be monsters. Phil O'Neill's channel Mystery To Mastery channel... especially

Stuff I Have Learned

TLDR: Just get a Bach 3C.