Old Case Smell ..... yuck.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by turtlejimmy, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    I continually have either a perforated Zip-lock type bag or a hand drill perforated pharmacy vial that are packed with those pleasant smelling laundry dryer sheets in my cases (replace frequently). Too, I use cedar balls or blocks in cases where I have room (sand these semi-annually). Baking soda would be good if case is unmoved, I agree, but too would have to be removed. Also, silica gel desssicant to remove moisture, as can be bagged or put in the vials as above. It is such moisture as is the big culprit! Febreeze, while good if case is left open, introduces moisture.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2010
  2. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    Wow, I had no idea I'd get such a good response to the question .... thanks everyone. I will never fear an old case again!

    Update on the 1937 case: 3 days with baking soda in the closed case did it. (Thanks Rowuk!)

  3. Joe

    Joe Pianissimo User

    Jan 25, 2010
    Open it and leave it in your garden for a while
    That should do the trick

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