Hi all TMers,
I picked up my trumpet today and realised the inside (cup) of my mouthpiece was blue. A really deep bluey-black sort of colour. To be honest I've been noticing a tinge of blue for a while but today it really stuck out.
So I know this has something to do with certain chemicals in my physical makeup reacting with the metal of the mouthpiece, however I thought it was strange that this mouthpiece should turn blue after 9 months of used, as opposed to my other mouthpiece which only turned a dark browny-black sort of colour on the inside after a good five or six years of use.
Just wondering if this or something like this happens with anybody else and what the nitty gritty science is behind it. I am curious. Is it some sort of tarnish? Can it be restored to its original silver shine?