To be honest, I clean my trumpet every 3 months.
But I do shower daily, and that shower thing I just posted above could have me switching to cleaning daily, that's what I'm talkin 'bout.
DO NOT CLEAN YOUR TRUMPET!!!
Trumpet Care Cleaning Maintenance
This was meant as your laugh of the day!!
Please read the article with a grain of salt and remember that article if you are ever inclined to buy a horn from Zachary Music!
The Willard of Oz
"Don't be afraid to see what you see."
Is your child's hobby making him sick?
Hot off the press - an article about the critters that can grow in a trumpet.
I clean out the horns I use daily about every 2 weeks.
1952 Olds Studio Bb
1949 Olds Super Bb
1950 Olds Ambassador Bb
2007 Jupiter Tribune Bb
1995 Conn 86B C
2000 Getzen Eterna Flugelhorn
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Thanks for the info. I had heard about this and will check with our instructor on Friday.
Thanks again. Anything to save time.
It's a very old tip from Renold Schilke but probably pre-dates him.
My main horn gets cleaned every two month's, "top to bottom". The rest of my "harem" gets cleaned on an as needed basis. I DO swab the leadpipe and tuning slide when done playing any horn.
Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis
The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.
By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
The amount of cleaning depends more on how much you are playing it. I subbed for Don Jacoby one night and pulled his mouthpiece and tuning slide and could not see light through the lead pipe!
Quick tip. Put some toothpaste on your mouthpiece brush and clean it with that. ONLY YOUR MOUTHPIECE!
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