Is leaving you trumpet on a stand all the time bad for the finish

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by coolerdave, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    Rowuk, I dry my tuning slide and leadpipe with a soft snake after playing. Do you think this is wrong?

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  2. Ed Lee

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    Bumblebee I'm not Rowuk, but a swab of your leadpipe and tuning slide after every playing is a highly recommended procedure to deter the onset of red rot, but I haven't seen a snake that is adequately absorbant enough to remove all moisture.
     
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  3. Pat S

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    I must concur. I use a piccolo swab and it does get damp after swabbing the lead pipe, but it doesn't do near the job an old cloth diaper could do, if only I had a swab made of said diaper!
     
  4. Ed Lee

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    Birdseye not Curity and they're great for all kinds of general household use after the child no longer needs them. I just tie some 25 lb nylon fishing line onto 12 ga shotgun cleaning patches or a 2"x2" piece of chamois. While I can easily thread this fishing line through, by chance I have a small stainless steel weight that I can attach and just drop through. Another I know uses costume jewelry fixings she bought at Wal-Mart for this weight. The patches are one time use, I buy them in 10# bags.
     
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  5. amzi

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    Years ago, I was using Hamilton trumpet stands and the ball supporting the bell adhered to the lacquer of the bell. Don't know what it would do to silver. After that I began using old socks to pad my stands.
     
  6. patkins

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    Socks are a good idea on trumpet stands.
     
  7. bumblebee

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    That is certainly true of my older snakes but now my snake is a yamaha branded one with both bristles and a furry swab end. Seems to work okay.

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    ROFLROFLROFL Can't Stand ItROFLROFLROFL

    You're Killing Me Turtle!!
     
  10. gmonady

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    Or just looking at this picture, what if you loose you balance, trip and you bum falls onto these babys! I rectum that would hurt!
     

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