Water in Bell

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by abtrumpet, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. abtrumpet

    abtrumpet Pianissimo User

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    Hi,

    What does it mean when you get water in your bell? I get it quite frequently, but never thought anything of it. It doesn't seem to do anything but leave annoying residue marks that are a pain to get out. Is there any way to stop it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dutchie

    Dutchie New Friend

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    It's condensation. Your hot air plus the cooler temperature of the instrument cause condensation throughout the instrument. Part of the reason you have a spit valve/water key. As for how to get it off, try the Blitz Silver/lacquer polish cloth. Those things work like magic.

    Cheers,

    Dutchie
     
  3. Big Daddy

    Big Daddy Mezzo Piano User

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    I also recommend the Blitz cloth. I carry a soft cotton cloth with my trumpet and every so often when playing wipe the inside of the bell to avoid the water stains.
     
  4. JediYoda

    JediYoda Mezzo Piano User

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    cool, cool I have a 55 Old`s Recording....
     

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