How to use
The flowStick is used on the instrument instead of the mouthpiece. It is placed slightly in the mouth so that the air flows only into the instrument. Imagine the melody and play it under constant airflow. The air noise of the flowStick gives feedback about the air intensity.
Enjoy using your flowStick!
The air resistance or air consumption can be adjusted by turning the screw.
Maximum air consumption is achieved by removing the screw.
It is recommended to alternate between normal playing and flowStick constantly.
Replacing the flowTube
Insert the tube so that the cut side of the tube points in the same direction as the screw.
Press into the front opening of the flowStick until a slight resistance (at 0.7mm) is noticed.
Note: this info concerns only the flowStick model TUTO for trumpet.
It is recommended to clean the tube regularly with water.
To do this, first pull the tube out of the flowStick, then clean it with water and then push it back into the front opening of the flowStick as described.
Cleaning the flowStick
Similar to the mouthpiece, frequent use of the flowStick can cause deposits (food residues etc.) to collect in its cavity.
It is recommended to clean the flow stick at regular intervals with a mouthpiece brush, cleaning tablet and warm water.
1. Remove the silicone tube (if present) with your fingers.
2. Clean the inside of the flowStick under running water with a mouthpiece brush. Because of blowing edges inside, only clean the front and back part of the flowStick with the mouthpiece brush.
3. Place a cleansing tablet with the flowStick (and the tube) in a glass of warm water.
4. Leave the flowStick (and the tube) in the cleaning solution for at least 5 minutes.
5. Rinse the flowStick (and tube) under running water and dry well.
Turn the mouthpiece brush carefully and at both openings only up to max. the blowing edge (depending on the model) inside the flowStick.
Be sure to carefully screw the screw back into the thread. If the screw gets jammed, e.g. by screwing it in at an angle, the thread can be damaged.
information about water temperature: the material of the flow stick is heat resistant up to max.100°C.
Model TUTO (trumpet):
The diagonally cut side of the tube should point in the same direction as the screw. Push the tube into the front opening of the flowStick until a slight resistance (at 0.7 mm) can be felt.
ROTO and Tuba model:
It is easier to push the silicone tube back onto the front section using slight twisting movements.
Tip for the cleaning tablets
Cleaning tablets for braces and dentures, which are available in pharmacies, are suitable.
Some examples: fittydent cleansing tablets, dontodent braces cleaner, Kukudint cleaning tabs, Cetron cleaning powder, Kukis braces cleaner tabs, Corega tabs, Naturdent cleaning tablets. (29.10.2020)
Instructions for the sliding knot
The flowStick can be used with or without a ribbon, depending on your preference.
With the "sliding knot", the length of the cord can be conveniently changed by pulling the ends or the cord apart.
This is how to make the sliding knot.
shorten the ribbon
By pulling the ends apart, the ribbon is extended.
extend the ribbon
By pulling the cord apart, the ribbon is shortened.