Raw copper trumpet bell

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  1. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Actually, mildew or mould is necessary in the production of some cheeses - camembert, or brie, or some of the French soft cheeses. But the word is not an equivalent of cheese.
     
  2. robrtx

    robrtx Mezzo Forte User

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    "Zinc eater" :woop:
     
  3. Dviglis

    Dviglis Mezzo Piano User

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    The only thing I would worry about is that, with my experience, they need to be polished often to keep up the appearance but other than that no problems corrosion wise. That's why you see the old coprion leadpipes, because they couldn't get red rot and were a lot easier to maintain and keep functional for extended periods of time, unlike brass which, no matter what you do, will eventually start to pit, corrode, etc.
     
  4. trickg

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    Wait...you're a repair tech but you don't know what causes red rot in brass alloys?

    Copper is an amazingly resilient metal and copper coins struck before birth of Christ are readily available to collectors. I'd tend to think that a raw copper bell would last longer than raw brass, but either would probably last decades.
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The english word for what brass CAN do in this case is leech. I believe that the german word "fressen" is used because when the material is gone, it looks like someone took a bite out....... Corrosion between two parts is often called "festgefressen".

    It is also a wonderful word for other related things like angefressen=aggrevated. It is a word that normally implies animal behaviour, so it is perfect for a trumpet thread.
     
  6. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    It is.
     
  7. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Menschen essen, Tiere fressen, nur Menschenfressern Menschen fressen.
     
  8. robrtx

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    And I hear it tastes like chicken :-?
     
  9. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Would it classify as cannibalism if a trumpet player ate a viola player? I wonder...
     
  10. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    No, No. No! You have to cook a bratschist(in) thoroughly before consumption - otherwise you may get Tarantella (like from dead fish).


     

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