January 2, 2017

Maintenance

Perfect Wood trumpet mouthpieces require nominal maintenance just like any metal mouthpiece. While trumpet mouthpieces, metal or wood, may withstand extended periods of neglect, it is not recommended. Proper care will ensure wood trumpet mouthpieces perform their best and maintain their comfort and playability.

The following care should be performed once per month.

  1. Remove the cup from its stem and wash both in lukewarm, soapy water.
  2. Rinse both thoroughly and dry with a clean cloth. Air dry the cup for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline) to all wood surfaces so that it glistens. The jelly ointment will absorb and help the wood stay moist.
  4. Apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the threads and seating surfaces on either the cup or stem prior to reassembly.
  5. Store cups in tissue paper or the storage pouch

No plating (or re-plating) will ever be required for stainless steel stems.