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

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trumpetsplus, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    I immediately thought of that old joke "I have a bath once a year, whether I need it or not!"

    By regular cleaning I hope to avoid ever finding green material in my horns. I did when I was young...

    --bumblebee
     
  2. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

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    I've been hitting it pretty hard the last few months - up to 6 hours a day playing time. I never overdo my lip but I had a bad couple of days this weekend: very airy down low, nothing high, and a tongue like Ghandi's flip-flop.

    This morning things seemed back to normal except for a really thin tone. Asked myself when I last gave it a good wash - and came up with maybe 4 weeks. Did the business and without seeing that much muck at all, it made all the difference.
     
  3. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

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    Yeah, I never get much of anything out of my horns, and they do seem to play a little better right after cleaning. They seem a little more responsive/clear-sounding when they're clean.
     
  4. MTROSTER

    MTROSTER Piano User

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    Maybe we should look at the positive side of this mess. Perhaps the suspect involved regarded this crapa s a sort of internal patina that would increase the value of the instrument. I would question this individuals personal hygiene habits.:-P
     

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