in or out?

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  1. BigDub

    BigDub Fortissimo User

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    What seems to work best for storing your horns while not playing them? Inside a case, cooped up, or on a stand, out in the open?
    I can see advantages to either one of those, as well as problems. I keep my horn in the case whenever I'm not playing it, slides all in, to keep the grease from drying out.
    The reason I ask this is because I often have a lot of moisture in places left over from the last session, and I think if I left it out longer it would eliminate that somewhat. Thoughts on this would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Not sure it really matters, but for the record, I'm an inie.
     
  3. gmonady

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    This morning when I got up, it looked so good out, that I decided to leave it out all day.
     
  4. gmonady

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    PS: Wasn't even wearing my baggy pants at the time.
     
  5. gbdeamer

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    I only store my horns in cases. Too many bad/unfortunate things can happen if they're on a stand or shelf all day.
     
  6. Comeback

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    BD,

    I store mine in cases too. I generally just have one out at a time. When I finish for the day, I drain the horn, wipe off the mouthpiece shank, and provide a couple hours of air drying before putting the horn/mouthpiece in the case. Depending upon local climate and atmospheric conditions, simply leaving a plated horn out all of the time encourages tarnishing, doesn't it?

    Jim
     
  7. Sethoflagos

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    How about rinsing, blowing through with a hair dryer (not too hot) and keeping a few bags of silica gel in your case?

    A trumpet on a stand in a dark room sounds a little like an accident waiting to happen.
     
  8. tobylou8

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    I keep them all packed up when not in use. I swab the tuning slide and lead pipe after use and wipe the horn down.
     
  9. Bochawa!!!

    Bochawa!!! Forte User

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    What tobylou8 said! Slows down the tarnish too, not to mention red rot.
     
  10. PiGuy_314

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    In the case or in my hands. :)

    ~Noah
     

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