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I have an old portable dishwasher fitting (it's like a hose bung) that screws into the kitchen faucet head. I then push one end of a small hose over the fitting, and the other end I push over the mouthpiece receiver. You can force hot tap water through the horn and all the valve passages and slides this way, and it will clean a horn out pretty well.
You have now spoiled the perfect opportunity to
get the right answer about if it is possible
to wash a trumpet in a dishwasher
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I have put silver trumpets in the dish washer [no detergent] with no problems. I remove the slides and put them in the silver ware baskets and seperated to keep them from banging into each other.
would never put a laquer horn horn in a dish washer. OK - start the flames.
formerly known as old geezer Dave
Chicago Benge 33XX
Blessing 1580 [ Powell modified ]
Getzen 800s ml Cornet P02819
Yam. 231 Fl. 15383
King Master Cornet 295628
assorted other horns
It has nothing to do with "flames". My 2 cents is that it's a good idea, BUT.... (you knew it was coming) there's NO WAY on God's green earth that I'd do that to my "baby"!!! Silver plated, lacquered, raw...doesn't matter!! The drying part is no big deal. You just take it out before it starts the dry cycle & dry it like you would if it was in a tub with warm MILD soapy water. For me the "hang up" comes in the whole "jet action" during the wash cycle. How would you secure your trumpet in the dishwasher so that it's not knocked around & damaged.
Personally...I like doing "preventative maintenance" on my horns. That's when YOU let YOUR horn know that you really, REALLY care about it.
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1958 Mt. Vernon, NY Bach 37 Bb
1973 Elkhart, IN Bach "72" Bb (It started life as a 37)
1982 Elkhart, IN Bach 37 Bb
1989 R. Lawler C1L
Selmer Paris Bb/A Piccolo
Jerome Callet Bb Flugel
Slingerland F One-valve Bugel
(Not 100% sure of the dates on these)
1920 Conn Cornet (?)
1925 King Trumpet (?)
1947 Holton Collegiate Cornet (?)
Conn Cavalier (Haven't found an accurate date yet)
Thanks guys for all the replies. Some were rather amusing, but I took all of them seriously. Rushtucky mentioned not washing brass instruments in hot water, while my horn is silver plated what would hot water do to a brass instrument? At what temp is the water too hot for the brass.
Think I'll just stick to the tub method .
Comeback player after 15 years.
Horn: Blessing B127 Silver
Mouthpieces: Bach 7C, Curry 7Z, Curry 7M, Yamaha 14A4aHGP, Schilke 14B
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