Fill your Trumpet with milk!? true or false?

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  1. gglassmeyer

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  2. tedh1951

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    Here you are .... the top photo is a piece of raw brass tubing ....

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    the second shows the same bit of tubing after it has stood on it's end (RH) in a container of full cream pasteurised milk for 24 hrs.

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    The "milk mark" won't rub off with normal trumpet cleaning methods - warm soapy water and rubbing gently - there is NO smell at all just that of raw brass.

    So, if you pour milk down the innards of your trumpet will it age? - who knows, but it will change, and it won't smell of stale milk if cleaned.

    Obviously I couldn't test the variations in sound with such a small sample 'cos my mouthpiece stuck out both ends.
     
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  3. chet fan

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    dunno how will it sound, but it will certanly smelll like vintage horn
     
  4. hup_d_dup

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    Filling your trumpet will not work unless you deep freeze it!
     
  5. trumpetnick

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    Then you'll get an ice creamed trumpet :stars:
     
  6. trumpet_man

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    I think you're really on to something NOW. This is proof that a chemical reaction has taken place, and altered the properties of the metal. This likely would in fact change the sound. Thanks for the info.
     
  7. tedh1951

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    Thanks t_m - just a thought though - has it changed the molecular structure, the chemistry, or the metalurgy - or has it just deeply stained the brass :dontknow: like sticking your finger in a bottle of ink?

    (For the young ones - ink is the stuff that they stick in the little tube in ball point pensROFL, you know the stuff that stains your shirt pocket when it all goes wrong :shock:).

    I'd be inclined to seek more proof - what do you think?
     
  8. rowuk

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    Is brass porous like our skin or shirt needs to be to absorb the ink?

    For the weak of heart, clean the horn without milk but swab the leadpipe after playing a week and put a bit in a jar of agar-agar. Watch what grows after a day or two. You will never be the same...............
     
  9. rowuk

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    Whiskey thickens the valve oil and makes for sluggish action of the tongue too. ROFL
     
  10. trickg

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    I can't believe this thread has 3 pages devoted to it.

    Isn't this something that was talked about within the first page or so of the thread?
     

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