I’m not sure if my slide whistle is working correctly?

Asked by: Josh Ramos

How do you clean a slide whistle?

So the best way to do that really is to use warm soapy water I'll wash it through the entire whistle as you guys can see right now and and I'll rinse this through entirely.

How do you lubricate a slide whistle?

Use a lint-free cloth (a gun cleaning kit would work nicely) and lightly lubricate the inner surface of the instrument, checking for anything that might be stopping the piston. Put a bit of lubricant on the piston and reassemble.

How does a slide whistle work?

“A whistle made out of a long tube with a slide at one end. An ascending and descending glissando is produced by moving the slide back and forth while blowing into the mouthpiece.” “Tubular whistle with a plunger unit in its column, approximately 12 inches long.

How much does a slide whistle cost?

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How do you take care of a whistle?

It can in the long run in every now and it's worth it just to kind of clean it out that's the extent of the cleaning that I would do now.

How do you apply slide grease?

Put it in there give it a little twist. And move it back around do the same way what that's doing is that's making sure that it's getting the whole way around on the inside.

How do you use trombone slide cream?

You can poke a hole in it and you're gonna take a little bit a slide cream and you're going to apply it to the bottom of one of the tubes.

How do you put oil on a trombone slide?

And there's a place on your slide where the flange gets a little bit larger that is where you want to apply the oil on the larger part of the slide.

How do you clean a low whistle?

Re: Low D Whistle Maintenance

Warm soapy water works just fine (just make sure you wash it out!). A flute mop would also help and a bit of card to unblock the fipple.

Can you wash a tin whistle?

You can wash your whistle in warm water (not too hot or you may cause warping), with a mild dish soap, or wipe it down with a damp cloth. This will remove the buildup of grease, oils and any bacteria that may be lurking.

How do you oil a wooden whistle?

Apply a thin coat of the oil of your choice when you look through the finger holes and see that the wood looks pretty dry. Let the oil sit for a few minutes, then wipe out the excess. Clean any oil from the inside and outside of the tuning slide. It will attract dust and gunk the slide up.

How do you make a wooden whistle louder?

I believe I cut it about an eighth of an inch into the chamber. Then about an inch or so further further back on the shaft cuts. At a 45 degree angle to the bottom of the first cut to make your slip.

Are metal or plastic whistles better?

Metal whistles: Pros: Stronger and more durable than most plastic whistles (non-ABS) Will not become brittle in extreme temperatures.

Do flutes need to be oiled?

Oiling the instrument should be done three to four times during the first month, and once a month after that However, if the bore or the ends of the tenons look dry then don’t hesitate to oil the flute on a more regular basis.

Can I put Vaseline on my flute?

You should never use cork grease or vaseline on the joints of the flute. The keys themselves should only be oiled by a professional instrument repairer. The two joins on the flute (between the headjoint, the body and the footjoint) don’t need lubricating per se, but sometimes they can get a bit tight.

Can you use wd40 on a flute?

If you find a spring that is unhooked, take a very small wooden stick (something like a toothpick) with a flat end and very gently and carefully push the spring so that it hooks back into the saddle. 2 – Old oil – For this you need some penetrating oil (something like WD-40) . DO NOT SPRAY THE FLUTE WITH OIL!