little maintenance other than regular cleaning. If the joints
on your instrument
become too tight or too loose, or if it becomes difficult to
tune, bring it to a Summerhays Music repair technician to be
To prevent tarnishing, fingerprints
should be wiped off the body and keys of silver instruments with
a clean lint-free
polishing cloth. Silver polishing cloths are available through
music stores and jewelers for this purpose. Be careful to avoid
rubbing the edges of the key padswith the polishing cloth. Doing
so will damage the pads, making it necessary to replace them.
Wood piccolos do not require polishing cloths, though an
wipe-down with a polish-free, cotton cloth is helpful.
USE LIQUID OR PASTE POLISHES ON YOUR INSTRUMENT, AND DO NOT
LEAVE YOUR INSTRUMENT IN YOUR CAR.
Cleaning cloths should never be stored in the instrument.