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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Mark_Kindy, Dec 11, 2011.
What he said.
And by the star on the bell. I didn't know you could tell by the receivers. Thanks for sharing.
If your hands turn green and smell like pennies when your done, you may want to wear gloves.
Yes, thank you for checking with me on that. I prefer the lightweight horns; I find I do not need the extra weight.
Also, thanks for all input! I do like the look of raw brass, I just want to make sure I don't do something stupid!
I agree!!!!!!!!!! let that baby tarnish --- but patina sound a lot nicer, doesn't it????
I will have to remember that next time I spill something on my clothes. "Honey it's not a stain, it's a naturally occurring patina"!
If your hands turn green with dollars and smell like sucess, you may not care what it looks like.
I am of the age where I keep my neckties in the refrigerator so they don't spoil.
I use a little non abrasive car wax. Works great if you want to keep it shiny and doesn't smell as much as Brasso. I don't mind giving it an occasional polish. 0000 steel wool will shine it up too and won't give it that brushed look.
Great advice already given. A 72 lightweight is a great horn. I play on a raw brass lightweight Bach 43. Not by choice. It's just old, and most of the lacquer came off, so I stripped off the rest.
I usually let the horn remain tarnished. But it shines up pretty easily with vinegar (if you don't mind the smell), a bath w/ oxyclean with a piece of aluminum foil, or a little non-abrasive car wax. For tough spots, I use a cymbal cleaner called Buckaroo.