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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by christineka, May 3, 2014.
Don't know about the odor, but the Pseudomonas have got to be happy.
No problem, my friend. Gig got rescheduled to the end of May.
I tried all of the above methods on an old Mendez case but nothing really worked until I used this.
Odorcide 210 Concentrate - Pint : Shamrocks, E-Commerce Solution
You can find similar products at your local janitorial supply house. I just mixed up a spray bottle at the recommended dilution, sprayed it inside the case, and put it in the garage. I treated the case twice and it worked great.
Car freshners did the trick in a funky Olds Ambassador case.
BTW, you can ask as many questions as you want! It's free! We ALWAYS will have an answer!
I have tried everything listed here, and more. The sad fact is, some cases can't be helped. Everything will make the problem better to some degree. But, I have yet to find a solution that works long term. Once a case has the smell, if you leave the case closed for a long enough period of time, it will come back. If you get a case really clean and the smell is pretty much gone, I recommend keeping it open all the time, except for during transport. If you leave it closed, that smell is coming back.
Under normal usage, it sure will. Much of it arrives from interior brass tarnish of the instrument, plus that of silverplate tarnish (mouthpieces alone if not the whole instrument) as added to by instruments that are not meticulously cleaned following every use (Anyone that tells me they do, tells a big fib. Such is not me either, but my instruments aren't stored in cases and are often cleaned) Too, most lubricating oils and greases become rancid.
Lots of good answers here- some even great ones. You learn something new every day!
GM, Really, do I have to bring out my microscope and forensic UV lights to know. My nose knows the smell of sour grapes. Vertigris of copper may develop such (Look for it intensely on your Kanstul flugel, inside and outside.) Surely, my weekly wash of the O2 concentrator filters including a final flush in 90% isopropyl alcohol helps deter such. Durn things can be fatal if they develop, especially to me now. Also prevalent in medical instruments and equipment. From time to time I've had Rx for Ciprofloxacn 500mg tab, but not on my Rx presently.