~'77 DEG Dynasty II Soprano Bugle in G
'13 Chinese POS "Hawk" branded Flugel from Amazon
'59 Olds Ambassador Cornet
'51 Olds Super
'69 Olds Studio
'40 Olds Special Cornet, Military Issued
Home Depot has a product called damp-rid and it works wonders, other than that a person could use shredded newspaper or some charcoal, the trick to charcoal is to break it up. Hopefully the OP has resolved the problem and all this is useful for someone else.
Mainly a 1958 Holton B47 Symphony for band
and a Bach cr310 for Brass band
I have the same issue with my vintage horn cases...and wanted to ask here, but this post beat me to it. I like the cedar chip or laundry thing in the plastic zip lock bag suggestions.
1919 Extremely Rare Holton 24k Gold Revelation Pre-Production Concept Trumpet, Engraved from Bell to Crook.
1920 Rare Buescher Grand 24k Gold C/A/B-flat Cornet
1922 Holton Silver Revelation "poor man's committee" High/Low Pitch Trumpet
1929 Holton Revelation 24k Gold Engraved from Bell to Valves Trumpet (stolen in 1989)
1983 King 601S (My Jr./Sr. High School Trumpet).
I discovered that with my Stirling Long Cornet, the smell in the case emanated from the horn itself. It is close to 90-100 years old and the finish is raw brass. The smell, I discovered, came from the tarnish on the finish of the horn. A little Brasso and some elbow grease and it now looks and smells better all the way around! Oh and by the way, though it is a long cornet, it appears to be fashioned in the style of a peashooter trumpet of all things! Thought I'd throw that in for Gordo's benefit. Oh....almost forgot! My suggestion to the SCS (Stinking Case Syndrome) is to try some Febreze on the fabric and air it out on the porch for an hour or two. Dan
192x Gray-Maw, San Diego, CA
192x Sterling Long
1947 Pan American 58A
1965 Conn 15A
1975 Selmer Bundy
1948 Pan American 58B
1973 King Silver Flair
198x Bach Liberty
198x Jupiter 416 Pocket
2009 Berkeley D/Eb
2010 Selman C
200x Amati ATR 382 Piccolo
"Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its Secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine".
Ludwig van Beethoven
I bought a brand new Pro-Tec case about 10 years ago, and the day it arrived, I took it outof the box, then out of the plastic bag and was sorting what in the way of mutes, etc. would go in it.
We have cats. A cardboard box is, well, like catnip to them. Three of them come in to investigate, are climbing in and out of the cardboard box, being cute and all that. I am digging around for an old trumpet stand in my junk drawer and turn around just as one of them hops into the new case, hikes his tail and claims the new case as his own. That got him an immediate promotion to outdoor cat for the next month. I know, many of you have different opinions about cats and would've sent him to be with his ancestors, ten years later and he is still part of the pride. Hey, cat.
I have tried everything under the sun. A wise man would've just thrown it away and bought another, especially after the first year of trying to deodorize it. I've even tried something my daughter got from the local funeral home that is supposed to deodorize anything, still can smell it. Right now it resides in a plastic garbage bag, with two boxes of baking soda spread out in it and charcoal brickettes. Every few months I take it out, vacuum it, change the charcoal, bag it back up and let it sit some more.
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