Cleaning a horn- a new perspective

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Blind Bruce, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

    Mar 21, 2006
    If you want it to stay shiny, get it relacquered.

    Bigtiny, that machine is called an Ultrasonic machine. It has a very mild acid solution, and the sound waves create microscopic bubbles that explode and implode at very high temperatures very rapidly (it is called cavitation) Cavitation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    A horn that is ultrasonically cleaned has to be scrubbed if it is really bad. Ultrasonics don't work well on large amounts of buildup.

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