Brass Players Opinions?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by huskybone, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, like I should be telling all sorts of people that I don't know and don't have a contract with, the things that I have learned in over 45 years of playing.

    Huskybone, get on with your project. If you are making fair progress on your own and get stuck or have a question, PM me. I am not here to get you started though. I am sure that I could pass the course myself, but that is not the point here.

    If you come up with a widget and want an honest opinion, you can also mail me details. I will sign a waiver up front saying that I will not use your idea for any commercial or non-commercial product. There will be no danger of stealing or disclosure to another party.

    Cleaning a trumpet better requires:

    1) mechanical safety (horn doesn't get damaged)
    2) environmental safety (mother nature doesn't get damaged)
    3) user safety (person cleaning doesn't get damaged - especially if a mess is left behind for mom to clean up)
    4) higher convenience than using the sink
    5) cleaner than using the sink and a snake
    6) better user experience (this is tough as I really like caressing my horn while cleaning it)
    7) cost effective solution

    There are many solutions that fit these parameters. A bit of googling should make them apparent. I think this could end up being more chemistry than engineering though.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    "Spit balls" work well for the mechanical part (and are fun to aim at folk) and a bath in solution containing Vitamin C will eat the remaining crud, and the acid can be killed with a solution that contains baking soda. Cleaning trumpets is easy and fun--I'd like something to clean my garage!
     

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