PSA: Torpedo Bags and chapstick

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  1. Trumpet-Sam

    Trumpet-Sam New Friend

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    About 30 minutes ago, as I was getting ready to practice, I took my metronome and mouthpiece holster out of the lid on my Torpedo Bag Classic, and left my chapstick in the lid. I also left my horn in the case; I always start my warmup with buzzing. I shut the lid without zipping it, and guess what? The chapstick comes out as I shut the lid and falls straight down the bell! :bash:It got stuck down there pretty good, and hopefully I can get the my local repair technician tomorrow to get 'er out of there.

    So basically, DO NOT STORE CHAPSTICK IN THE LID OF YOUR TORPEDO BAG CLASSIC/LOREDO.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012
  2. Anonymousiv

    Anonymousiv Pianissimo User

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  3. SteveRicks

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    Hate to hear that. Know it has to be frustrating. There has to be a good joke here -something about appling chapstick first, not through the bell.
     
  4. Trumpet-Sam

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    Haha, good one! :lol:
     
  5. Jackson Arch

    Jackson Arch Piano User

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    Maybe run some warm, soapy water down the bell and see if it will shake loose?

    Or, if you play an Ambassador like I do, just beat the horn on your matress a couple of times! :bravo:
     
  6. Trumpet-Sam

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    Well, I tried dumping some valve oil down the bell and shaking, with no results. Wouldn't dumping water down make it go further into the bore?
     
  7. Jackson Arch

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    I wouldn't go "dumping" water down the bell. But, running warm, soapy water into the bell might expand the brass just a bit and let the soap loosen things up. Or, remove the third valve, run some warm water in from the other end, replace the valve, and BLOW! Just some thoughts.
     
  8. kehaulani

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    I'd put water in the lead pipe and blow my guts out.
     
  9. corona

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    Have you tried soaking your horn in warm water? The warm water may expand the brass a little and the water may help to have the chapstick float out.
     
  10. gmonady

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    I think filling the horn with water and blowing it through the horn is a great idea, and maybe the valve action will be enhanced by this washing. You know, strange things happen for a reason.
     

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