instrument accessories: valve oil, tuning slide grease?

instrument accessories: valve oil, tuning slide grease?


I am helping a jr. high school band director translate his informational materials for new band students and their families and honestly, I have never had to use these words in Español before so I am stuck. I've been pretty successful finding the names of instruments, but the accessories have been more challenging!

Any musicians out there that know how to translate the following:

CORNETA: tuning slide grease, polishing cloth, cleaning snake, mouthpiece brush, BERP buzz enhancer

TROMBÿN: JHD small shank trombone mouthpiece, polishing cloth,
small water spray bottle, Slide-o-mix slide lubricant (pre-mixed) BERP buzz enhancer If the JHD is not in stock, please purchase the Schilke 51D

updated ABR 17, 2009
posted by Teresita-Johnson

2 Answers


I think it's a lot easier to find people who speak English in a music site than musicians on a Spanish site. I'm sure you'll find someone on this forum to help you: http://clasiforonuevo.superforos.com/

I'd guess the "Otras cosas" forum would be the right place to ask.

¡Buena suerte!

(edit: James beat me to it. I'll leave it here for the record)

updated ABR 17, 2009
posted by 00719c95

The following are my best attempts.

tuning slide grease = grasa para la bomba de afinación
polishing cloth = trapo para pulir
cleaning snake = culebra para limpiar (cepillo culebra)
mouthpiece brush = cepillo para limpiar la boquilla
BERP buzz enhancer = (BERP stands for Buzz Extension and Resistance Piece) pieza para mejorar el zumbido (BERP)

JHD small shank trombone mouthpiece = boquilla de trombón caña corta JHD
small water spray bottle = pequeña botella de agua con atomizador
Slide-o-mix slide lubricant (pre-mixed) = lubricante varas Slide-o-mix (pre-mezclado)
If the JHD is not in stock, please purchase the Schilke 51D = Si la JHD no está disponible, compre la Schilke 51D por favor.

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updated ABR 17, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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