Cleaning Mouthpieces

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SpiritDCI08, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. SilverHorn

    SilverHorn Pianissimo User

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    Someone had mentioned toothpaste. I used to clean mine with toothpaste when I was in High School, then I was told toothpaste is an abrasive which can scratch gold and silver. I don't know how bad the would be on a mouthpiece but since then I've just used hot water and Dawn. Wash, rinse well and let air dry.
     
  2. Rushtucky

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    Also I carry wrapped alcohol swabs with me in my mouthpiece case. When I play someone elses trumpet I usually swab out my mouthpiece before inserting it. The other reason for the swabs is that kids have a hapit of changing horns at practice a lot. I bring out the swabs and have them wipe them down before anyone uses them. I am surprised at how many parents do not teach their kids about hygene.
     
  3. SilverHorn

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    Darn good idea!
     
  4. Sungman

    Sungman Pianissimo User

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    I just simply use warm water and soap, no special trick, just...CLEANING!
     
  5. tedh1951

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    Ahh VB - straight to the point eh? Drongo? No just a viola player masquerading as a trumpeter. ROFL
     
  6. Rushtucky

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    SilverHorn...you can get a box of alcohol 100 swabs for $1.99 at Target. They are perferatived so you can tear them apart and slip them into the zipper portion of you mp case. "I never leave home without them".
     

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