Washing trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by TrumpetsAreFun, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. TrumpetsAreFun

    TrumpetsAreFun Pianissimo User

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    Hey this is an easy question to answer but im not experienced in washing.

    What kind of soap should you use to wash your trumpet?

    Dishwashing soap? Mild soap? (most mild soaps have lotion in them)
     
  2. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

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    I just use a couple squirts of dishwashing soap, it seems to work fine for me.
     
  3. BPinard

    BPinard Pianissimo User

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    First, i soak my horn with some warm water and some baking soda (to neutralize the acidic saliva that might be in your horn). After letting it soak for about 15 minutes, I drain the water and wash it out thoroughly with some dishwashing soap and warm water. I clean my valves and slides out in the sink.
     
  4. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    Dawn liquid dish soap. I like the the smell of the green. Since you're not experienced in washing, remember that if you are washing a lacquer horn to use WARM (not hot) water. (I like to put a rubber duckie in there, too! :roll:). I also take the felts off the valve stems so they don't get wet and compress.
     
  5. Clarence

    Clarence Mezzo Forte User

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    I just take out all the valves and slides and put on gentle cycle :lol:
     
  6. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Clarence,

    Do you post stuff like that on purpose when you KNOW I have a mouthful of cookies and milk? :lol:Gotta wash the screen again... oh, well.

    I bet you used to do that to the guys in the lunchroom in school.

    ML
     
  7. SirEABudgeisCool

    SirEABudgeisCool New Friend

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    I am washing my trumpet for the first time, and I actually left it in the tub for about 24 hours. I heard that was ok...it looks ok, and it is SO much cleaner. My question is about drying. Should I just let it air dry? Or do I have to dry it all by hand?
     
  8. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

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    Dawn soap and a luke warm bath
    use a brush kit and get is nice a clean

    Hand dry, if you don't you'll have water spots
     
  9. SirEABudgeisCool

    SirEABudgeisCool New Friend

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    OK, thanks.
     
  10. Snorglorf

    Snorglorf Pianissimo User

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    My school music teacher said to use shampoo. It worked pretty well and shampoo's a gentle soap, right?
     

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