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  • 11 months late... if you still have the tuba's with stuck slides this method will work. Alternatives such as using wd-40, and gently tapping on the slide with something like a rawhide mallet have proven effective, maybe even in conjunction with this. I would apply wd-40 every day and let it seep in between the stuck slides, if they are just purely stuck. To make sure you are not pulling too hard, insert a rag in between the slide crook and give it a few solid but not too strong tugs. Any combination of all these methods will likely do the trick. It is important to check for any dents on the slides!! If you find any, it must go to a repair shop to be taken care of, otherwise a) the slide will not come out b) you will likely damage the instrument by using force. Once the stuck slides are re…

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    11 months late... if you still have the tuba's with stuck slides this method will work. Alternatives such as using wd-40, and gently tapping on the slide with something like a rawhide mallet have proven effective, maybe even in conjunction with this. I would apply wd-40 every day and let it seep in between the stuck slides, if they are just purely stuck. To make sure you are not pulling too hard, insert a rag in between the slide crook and give it a few solid but not too strong tugs. Any combination of all these methods will likely do the trick. It is important to check for any dents on the slides!! If you find any, it must go to a repair shop to be taken care of, otherwise a) the slide will not come out b) you will likely damage the instrument by using force. Once the stuck slides are removed, you should clean out the slide and the circuit in which the slide rests, because if you don't, it WILL get stuck upon re-inserting it (ask me how I know this). Good luck!

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