Every trumpet player have at least one thing in common. We all have experienced the dreadful blue screen of death…Oops, that is for computer geeks using windows…sorry.

Let’s start over, we all have experienced the dreadful valve stuck in the middle of an important solo at least once…Didn’t we? It feels like “Window’s blue screen of death doesn’t it?”

No matter how expensive our instrument is, somehow there is this supernatural energy that comes into life and on purpose will make sure our valve stick in the most important moment of our life.

Well, we can’t do anything about an entity or a poltergeist manifestation from happening and distracting us, but we can limit the risks of sticky valves if we perform simple regular cleaning and maintenance check up on the valves.

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