The JoyKey …
it works – you play

Some of the many thousands of JoyKeys that have already been fitted to instruments.

Thousands of JoyKeys have already been fitted to the whole range of brass instruments and some of the woodwinds.

Installation Tip

Make sure before installing it that the JoyKey will be pointing directly towards the floor after it has been installed!
On some horns, the third valve slide is too close to the bell to allow a JoyKey to slide past. In this case, you can shorten one of the legs and insert the cut off piece into the receiver. This allows you to firstly insert the longer leg holding the slide on angle. Once in far enough, you lower the shortened leg into the other receiver.

Installing a JoyKey

When finding the installation position for the JoyKey please make 100% sure that it will be pointing directly towards the floor afterwards when the instrument is being played because …
GRAVITY is the unseen force pulling water out of the instrument through the WaterWick filter.
Once the correct position has been found, it generally takes an experienced instrument maker five to ten minutes to install a JoyKey.


If a water key is already installed but in a different position to where the JoyKey needs to be (at the lowest point on the tubing, pointing directly towards the floor when the instrument is being played) you can leave the water key on and install the JoyKey next to it.

Woodwind instruments

The JoyKey also works perfectly on those woodwind instruments that otherwise use water keys or pulling slides to drain water.

Baritone Saxophone


Although one JoyKey is normally enough for trombones some players also opt for a second one on the trigger extension tubing.

Rotary valved flugelhorn


On most trumpets, two JoyKeys will give you hours of water free playing.

The JoyKey casing is available
in nickel silver and brass.

The WaterWick sits flush with the inside wall of the tubing.

The JoyKey … it works – you play