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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Pat S, Apr 14, 2012.
I've written a paper on trumpet maintenance. It has a complete section on how to give a trumpet a bath. If you e mail me I'll be gald to send you a copy. [email protected]
Absotively! That's the one place that needs it daily (assuming you practice daily )!
Best $7 I've spent on cleaning supplies!
Hey, if you swab AND soak, you can always throw the snake and mouthpiece brush into the tub to get clean too...it's not so fun to clean your trumpet with something that's already dirty. It kind of defeats the purpose
A mild detergent is recommended. I, however, use the Simple Green in a one part detergent to four parts water solution. I keep a tub with a sealed cover to keep the solution, as I clean a lot of horns. I usually let it soak for no more than 15 minutes and then brush and thoroughly rinse all parts and air dry them.
ive soaked in a CLR/water solution and it was GREAT!
I saw a "Professional Trumpet Repair" internet site once that said that giving the trumpet a bath was BAD.
I like to snake my horns in mildly warm and soapy water, and the salt/soda bath (For my silver Conservatory)
I've had the Edwards for a few weeks now...hesitant to clean it...
That's an interesting hestitation Mark - I couldn't wait to get my new Harrelson into the tub when it arrived.
I've watched airplanes arrive from the manufacturer and build swarf was evident in lots of hidden places. My assumption was that a similar thing may have occurred with my trumpet - so it came out of the box - I played two tunes and then I bathed her.
I do the same with my motor cars - it allows a close examination of the product, allows me to start from toors with the lubrication and maintenance progamme I intend to employ, and it gets me intimately acquainted with the product I'm about to put against my mouth.
I also wash new clothes before I wear them - and I wear my dress socks (sox) inside out. Nothing strange about Ted.
All good points, sir Ted!
With the brushed gold, and such a fine quality instrument, I just want to make sure I won't do anything to harm it first. Do a little research, you know. Wouldn't want my ignorance to affect how it plays :/