Socially Acceptable Spit Release

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  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Brass players have emptied their instruments on the floor for hundreds of years. Those days are over. We have a patent-pending container ...effective at safely containing the unwanted "gurgle." ...The sponge and container can be separated and placed in your dishwasher.

    Uh ah...:noway: No sponge full of "gurgle" is going into MY dishwasher!
     
  2. gmonady

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    Playing the numbers well you know, I'm doing my rumbas with uno
    And that'n my saturn drool, and that'n my saturn drool
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    And that'n my saturn drool, what a drool?
    Its is my saturn drool

    The Duky would be proud! Not to mention Ella Spitsgerald!
     
  3. coolerdave

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    as would Mark.... wait for it ... waaaaaiiittt .......... Spitz
     
  4. J. Jericho

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    FWIW - I got an e-mail from Mouthpiece Express today about a new product called "The Brass Buddy" The Brass Buddy : Mouthpiece Express . I didn't see any mention of its size; I would hope it's big enough to get the job done. I do like the target idea....
     
  5. kehaulani

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    Can't resist, just for fun -
    Do you have a dog or cat? Where do you put their food dishes when it's time to clean them? :D

    Yep. The last concert I played on with French Horn, afterwards the floor looked disgusting. As I was trying to stand and get out of there, it occurred to me that I, or someone, could take one step on that and fall right on their butt.

    OTOH, a habit that brass players in my band in Germany had, which I found curious but really quite civilized, was to get lay paper towels at their feet at the beginning of rehearsal and then dispose of them at the end. Never saw that before, but wasn't about to argue with it.
     
  6. gmonady

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    I don't. They're dogs for crappin out loud:D
     
  7. rowuk

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    I actually have another not yet patented idea.........

    if we attach a piece of string from the spit key to a small bucket or glass attached to the music stand, the spit would creep down the string to the bucket and never drip on the floor.......... We can tell the world that it is a cable to ground the excess energy from playing. It has to be moist to conduct energy!
     
  8. gzent

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    Or just let it fly on the backs of the trombones...
     
  9. bumblebee

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    Good idea! And what do you suggest for those of us who get spit build-up in the 2nd and 1st valve slides (or 3rd slide, if we play an unmodified Strad)?

    --bumblebee
     
  10. gzent

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    Turn horn upside down, hold 1 and 2 down and blow really hard. The water should come out bell.
     

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