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Discussion in 'Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other' started by saxophonist56, Jul 15, 2017.
Don't anticipate; you could be wrong.
On second thought, I imagine there is room for all sorts of interesting things inside a flugelhorn....
Are you just joining random instrument sites to warn people of the danger of blocked mouthpieces. Was it a build up of Twinkies and Ho Hos that turned green? Did it just fall out or did you clean it out? Do you take your reeds off your mouthpiece after playing?Did you get kicked off the Sax site?
Acludwig was it a petrified desiccated mouse?Rehydrated during cleaning.
Trust me, nothing could top the 6 inch long piece of god knows what that was lurking in the leadpipe. It was green and brown, had some hair in it, and was of similar consistency to seaweed. The horn Obviously hadn't been cleaned in years, but at $175 it was a steal! Not to mention it turned the water in the tub dark green!
I literally felt the need to take a shower afterwards!
No, has that happened to you?!
They don't rehydrate - the tannins melt and what's left falls apart.
After cleaning a few trombone slides that were packed solid with dried out copper-oxide tinted (green) organic material with shotgun brushes, just six inches of material sounds pretty light. What you really need to look out for is sewage back-up contamination which is no-where near as obvious, but is sickening in the most literal way if not effectively sterilized. I've seen a fair number of those including a partial-immersion that etched a line on angle around every piston (the acids on the surface, you know what from, ate into the nickel).
Don't worry I had it professionally cleaned afterwards. I should have worn a hazmat suit!