And he wonders why his valves and slides are sticky.......

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  1. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    This is the trumpet tub (sitting in the tuba tub) after cleaning one trumpet!
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  2. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Smh!!!! Gross!!!
     
  3. mgcoleman

    mgcoleman Mezzo Forte User

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    Egads! Valve and slide performance aside, you might have just saved the owner from some horrible disease!!!
     
  4. musicalmason

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    Student or pro? Believe it or not, most of the dirtiest horns I've seen have been pros.


    Edit; I mean horn owned by professionals
     
  5. Buck with a Bach

    Buck with a Bach Fortissimo User

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    I'd say that one needed some TLC alright, Yuck!:-o:oops:
     
  6. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    This one was a kid. But I agree with you as to the state of a lot of professional horns. Some players are often anal about 3 thou difference in bore size, but not worried about 30 thou of dirt!
     
  7. Ed Lee

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    ... And it really ticks me off to have bought or rented a pre-owned one from a musical instrument store that when i bathed it revealed such garbage is the water, but that's was what i rented to own in college and re-sold it asap (it was as clean as I could get it by the time I sold it). Small wonder that store isn't in business now!
     
  8. gmonady

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    So Ivan, what is the cost of the HazMet crew to remove this from your premises?
     
  9. rockwell

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    Ooh, that is awful. I lent a horn to a friend and got it back with a big gob of goo in the main tuning slide - sickening.
     
  10. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    That's why I always wash my horns in the bathtub, under running water and with the plug out... you don't really see what's coming out...
     

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