Let’s take a look at why a new trombone player should stick with a rental in their early stages of playing.
Exchange the Instrument – At No Extra Cost!
Renting instead of buying is a great way to see if your aspiring player wants to dedicate themselves to the instrument for many years to come. After all, children tend to change their minds at the drop of a hat – at least with a rental, you can exchange your trombone for something else that tickles their fancy.
Renting Can Save You Money
As opposed to buying one, you can rent a trombone for a very low monthly fee.
Maintenance & Replacement Plan
This one is crucial. Having a plan set up will not only ensure your trombone can be replaced in the event of it being stolen or damaged, but it also means that the trombone will receive proper maintenance from a professional so it continues operating at its best.
Taking Care of Your Trombone Rental
Proper maintenance of your trombone is crucial to its playability and sound quality. Not to mention, the last thing you want to do is return a damaged trombone to a rental shop. Here’s a few helpful tips to keep your trombone looking and sounding its best.
- Make sure the trombone’s valves are lubricated.
- Never use hot water to wash the instrument or mouthpiece.
- When your instrument isn’t being played, keep it stored in its case.
- Corks and felts should never be wet, but liquid soap is safe (and recommended) to use.
- Hold the trombone upright to prevent its hand slide from making any sudden contact with stands.
- Remove fingerprints from your trombone by using a soft cloth.
- Don’t forget your maintenance supplies!