Socially Acceptable Spit Release

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  1. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

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    Didn't stop the Royal Green Jackets
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    Make sure it is Saturn and not Uranus.

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  3. rowuk

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    Myanus - Vulgano, this is about spit.

    I just dump mine wherever I happen to be standing. The people that are familiar with the trumpet know why and generally understand and those that know nothing about the trumpet don't even know what I am doing. If they mention the puddle, I just explain that all live animals have natural behaviour.

    Empty often, then there is no "stream" to grab attention.

    If it ever became an issue (a wedding or something), I would simply rubber band a suitably sized piece of sponge (they are available in decorator colors and can be cut into cool shapes) under the spit key/valve.
     
  4. gzent

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    ditto - I don't worry - if someone hires a trumpet they should expect to be spit on.
     
  5. gmonady

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    OMG the best answer yet. Leave to Rowuk to come up with THE SOLUTION to my thread. A thready solution at that. Thanks Rowuk, man are you posts golden!
     
  6. Dale Proctor

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    My sponge would be dripping in about 15 minutes...
     
  7. bumblebee

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    Rowuk suggested a "suitably sized" piece of sponge - for you that might be pretty big (and correspondingly more awkward to explain)?

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  8. Dale Proctor

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    I need to attach a drool bucket, a la the old Saturday Night Live skit...
     
  9. kehaulani

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    If it's been posted, my apologies. Sometimes I just don't want to wade through post after post of off-topic silliness. Don't mind it to an extent. Helps build community. But a little self moderation after a point might be appropriate. Should one really have to wade through ten pages just to read a few actual answers to an OP? Anyway . .

    I just got this by email. Don't know if it's useful - I wouldn't use it; a simple folded hand towel on the thigh works for me - but in case anyone does like it, here's an alternate to other suggestions:

    Mouthpiece Express : Brass & Woodwind Mouthpieces
     
  10. gmonady

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    The real question is, is Dale truly sponge worthy?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfQBKB4s1ks
     

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