Product Information



Thank you for purchasing a Greenhoe Trombone. All new Greenhoe products come with a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and original workmanship.

The Greenhoe Trombone warranty covers only those defects which arise as a result of normal use of the product, and do not apply to any product:

(i) which has had an unauthorized repair or alteration.
(ii) which has not been maintained in accordance with any lubrication or handling instructions provided by Schilke Music Products, Inc.
(iii) which has been altered or damaged by accident including valves that have been scored through player disassembly
(iv) which has been subjected to unusual physical stress, misuse, abuse, or negligence
(v) which has been used other than in accordance with the product operating and handling instructions
(vi) which has problems not arising from defects in original material or workmanship

Finishes (epoxy lacquer, plating) are warranted to be free of defects upon delivery only. We do not warrant that the lacquer and/or plating will resist scratches, corrosive elements or contact wear.

Specific maintenance issues that will void the aforementioned warranty include (but are not limited to):

(i) Lack of correct and regular lubrication.
(ii) Foreign bodies inside of tubes
(iii) Grit or dirt contaminating any part of the instrument
(iv) Lack of cleaning

Schilke Music Products will, at its sole discretion, repair, provide replacement parts or replace the product with the same or similar product free of charge based upon the above conditions.

Limitation of Warranty

Schilke Music Products does not make any other warranty or condition of any kind whether expressed or implied, with respect to Greenhoe products, and specifically disclaim the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, satisfactory quality, and fitness for a particular purpose.



Greenhoe valves are hand fitted with the utmost care to the closest tolerance possible. Proper care and lubrication is absolutely vital in maintaining the valve at a peak level of performance.

It is important to remember that proper lubrication not only benefits the functionality of the rotor but also helps to reduce oxidation through coating the valve surface, thus excluding direct moisture and oxygen contact. All valve sections and trombones are shipped with the valve lubricants and hex wrenches needed to properly maintain your instrument.

We highly recommend that you DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THE VALVE(S) YOURSELF. Because of the precision of manufacture, the valve(s) should only be disassembled by a member of the Greenhoe production staff or a qualified instrument repair technician.

Recommended Steps for Greenhoe Valve Lubrication

  1. Holding the bell section vertically with the bell pointing up, push the valve lever half way down.
  2. Drop 8 to 10 drops of Rotor Oil into the hand slide receiver, then activate the lever several times. This distributes the oil evenly over the rotor contact surfaces.
  3. Apply 1 to 2 drops of Bearing Oil on the valve spindle at the gap between the valve casing and rotor stop arm. Then remove the valve cap and apply 1 or 2 drops (maximum) to the back bearing. This is the small circle that moves when you press the valve.

This procedure should be performed once a week when playing the instrument regularly. If you know that the instrument will be unused for an extended period, oiling the valve prior to storage will help to ensure its functionality.



Hex wrenches are required for your Greenhoe valve section in order to tighten any screws that may have loosened through normal usage and to enable trombonists to adjust the 2nd valve paddle on double valve sections. 3/32″ hex wrench tightens stop arm screws on your Greenhoe valve and lever hinge pin. 2mm hex wrench adjusts 2nd valve paddle on double valve sections.



We recommend the use of Schilke/Greenhoe products manufactured by Ultra-Pure Oils, specifically:

Rotor Oil (aka Ultra Light Valve Oil)

Bearing Oil (aka Light Bearing Oil)

Trombone Slide Lube








For tuning slide lubrication, we recommend Schilke Slide Grease: