Hmm. Haven't heard anything from the OP, but it would seem to me that the overwhelming concensus is "Smoking bad".
1932 Conn 2B Special trumpet
1956 Martin Committee Deluxe cornet
1964 (ish) Holton Al Hirt Special cornet
1972 Bach Stradivarus model 37
I want to take Ed Lee's story one more step though....
My 1946 Martin Committee came to me from a pack a day smoker...more precisely, it came to me through his estate. It was the last horn he had held onto before the lung cancer got him.
It took Dan Oberloh a stout mechanical and chem clean to get the last of the smell of the cigarette smoke out of the horn ...and that was after I had a go at it with stuff I had ...and I'm a PhD organic chemist so I know a thing or two about the chemical constituents of tobacco smoke. I threw away the original Martin case the horn came in after leaving it in direct sunshine that fades the brown of my cabin to tan for a week ...and still could not burn out the smell.
I smoked for one week as a senior in high school and promptly quit thinking this is stupid. I'm old enough now to collect Social Security and still mountain climb and teach cross country skiing in winter. So when it comes to filling up my (.468) Artist Bore King Liberty with air...no problem...What comes out the other end occasionally still sucks unfortunately....but I plan to be around long enough to get better.
Getzen Custom 3051 (.462) RL
French Besson Marvin Stamm 94 BB (.464) (Kanstul)
Kanstul Chicago 1001 MLP (.464)
Lawler C7 Step bore (.453/.460/.462) 1A
When you know GMONADY's playing jazz as I do, he's not smoking, but he makes his Olds, Getzen, Martin, and Kanstul sizzle and smoke.
Need I say that aneurisms and heart surgery are not as enjoyable as the view from the top.
Conn Vintage 1BR-50
Antoine Courtois C 125L
Smoking is so bad, it's hard to think of a place to start to describe exactly how bad. Actually, the ill effects on playing wind instruments are a good place to start now that I think of it...
Selmer Radial, Bb.
Yamaha YTR4420E, C.
1930 Couesnon cornet
A mind that masters the breath
Creates strength (Lao-Tzu).
OMG! do people actually START smoking these days??? STOP STOP STOP NOW!
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