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. Steve Hollahan

    Steve Hollahan Pianissimo User

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    Most trumpets are made of yellow brass, red brass, phosphor bronze, etc. Thin metals that are formed in tubes are very strong and should not sag or deform left on a stand. Older style stands always left scuffs, but most new stands don't. I leave mine on a stand a lot. In fact, B & S recommends keeping on stand as this avoids corrosion in the leadpipe.
     
  2. turtlejimmy

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    ROFL


    Hilarious. Mosh pitting turtles. That's something you don't see every day. YOu're the GoogleMaster.:thumbsup:


    Turtle
     
  3. Churchman

    Churchman Mezzo Piano User

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    someone mentioned using a snake to dry out the leadpipe - the trouble with my Reynolds 'C' Emperor trumpet is that the lead-pipe is so narrow it eats snakes for brekky. Does someone do a narrower than standard snake, or is there another clever gadget to use for such 'thin' instruments?
     
  4. tobylou8

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    H & W Padsaver has a "snake" that conforms to whatever leadpipe you put it in. I have a Conn 12A that a Reeves would get jammed in the narrow receiver end. H&W does the trick now!

    Here's the link. It can be bought at many places. H.W. Products, Inc.
     
  5. Churchman

    Churchman Mezzo Piano User

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    thanks for that.
     
  6. gmonady

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    Turtle, you DO take the horn off when you are playing your guiter...RIGHT!
     
  7. SteveRicks

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    To answer the original question, yes, silver horns will tarnish far more quickly out of the case on a stand, than in the case. During my comeback I started leaving a silverplated horn out on the stand for easy access. It tarnished far more quickly. I have moved to leaving on Olds Special out as my practice hon-nickel and lacquer so no issue with silverplate.

    On the side topic that has developed - each person is different and I certainly woudn't discourage anyone from keeping their horns clean. However, I have several horns that have been played for 40 or so years and they show no sign of red rot and the leadpipes are clean. They were cleaned maybe 3-4 times a year with regular playing. Point being, everone is different. If your body chemisrty is such that it produces red rot in a leadpipe, then a routine of cleaning after every play may be a good idea. For others that don't seem to have a detrimental chemisrty to the horn, it may be a lot of excess time that could go into playing.
     
  8. turtlejimmy

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    Off the amp? Heck no. Don't worry, the amp doesn't move, shake, rattle or roll, no matter how much I turn it up. The thing weighs 53 pounds. Takes a roadie to move it.


    Turtle
     
  9. coolerdave

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    ... I guess buying that horn on eBay with that sweet red wood stand on eBay is out of the question now
     
  10. gmonady

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    Nothing like a good ultra-sonic cleaning of that horn I guess. No red rot on Turtle's horns!
     

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