Trumpet Cleaning

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by deano56, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    It depends.
    A person who doesn't know the difference between a right-handed screwdriver and a left-handed screwdriver should probably
    take their horn to the shop to be cleaned.

    A person that does know the difference should be able to clean their horn themselves.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    The Bob Reeve's leadpipe swab, used every time after playing reduces the need for more comprehensive cleanings.
     
  3. SteveRicks

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    Yes, a shop can probably do some things you cannot. On the other hand, people have self cleaned their horns for years without having to carry them to the shop. Provided yours is not in horrible shape internally, you should be able to do it all yourself. A snake, a brush, some Dawn dishwashing detergent and you are ready to go.
     
  4. Sethoflagos

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    Some of us are not familiar with 'Dawn'. Does it have some special feature that other dishwashing detergents don't?
     
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  6. Richard Oliver

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    I've done it myself for good or ill. Works well by me.
     
  7. motteatoj

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    Dawn is just a very good brand for grease cutting, so it is good at getting the oils, greases, etc out of your horn. And it doesn't have a lot of strong fragrance, etc. As well
     
  8. edfitzvb

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    +1 What he said.
     
  9. gzent

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    At work we are taught to 'assume positive intent'...but boy, i cannot seem to find it here.
    is there any situation where this is a positive thing? I sure can't think of it
     

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