Trumpet cleaning question

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trumpetmaniac, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. trumpetmaniac

    trumpetmaniac New Friend

    I purchased an olds ambassador trumpet and i'm in the process of cleaning it. Are there any tips i could use when cleaning in tight areas like the valve sections? and can someone put a date on this? the serial number is 296015
  2. The Weez

    The Weez Piano User

    Dec 23, 2008
    Wichita, KS
    A snake and a valve bore brush should be all you need. What spots can't you get to?
  3. trumpetmaniac

    trumpetmaniac New Friend

    im trying to get to the part between the valves but still on the outside.
  4. ComeBackKid

    ComeBackKid Fortissimo User

    May 11, 2009
    Yorba Linda, CA
    The trumpet was made in 1959 - a very good year. You can clean between the casings by using some lacquer polish or just car wax and inserting a cloth through the slot and pulling it back and forth - quite simple.
  5. larry tscharner

    larry tscharner Forte User

    Apr 30, 2010
    dubuque iowa
    I always use a Q-tip for the hard to reach places around the valves. Be sure to get all the cleaner back off again with numerous clean, dry Q-tips. Best wishes.
  6. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    All of the above and it will be spick and span. Congratulations :thumbsup: on a nice horn.

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