"We'll stop playing when the phone stops ringing... and the phone's still ringing" -Doc Kumpka
1980 Bach Stradivarius Model 37
So how often should one bath? (the horn that is )
Yamaha Xeno Trumpet YTR8335RGS (Dec 2006)
Bach 3C - Custom (Gold Trim)
Yamaha YFH-631UK Flugel Horn (2012)
JK Flugel Horn Mouthpiece Export Model 4B
Boosey & Hawkes Regent Cornet (1968)
Denis Wick 4 - Classic (Gold)
Like yourself (when you stink!).
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!
+1 to the above. Bob's paper is really good.
Maybe we're all talked out on this one, but here's my humble two cents. I usually use a bit of Dawn and warm water and find it works well as described above. Discovered the Brass Saver brushes last year. They are absolutely the best thing to happen to interior trumpet care. For the valves I put a little of the detergent and water in three (one for each valve) of those clear plastic cups. I fill the water level just to top of the piston itself and not up into the springs, corks, felts, and etc. That way those parts above the piston remain dry. I used Simple Green on a Conn V1 last year and probably got too much in solution with the water because it dulled the finish somewhat. Last time for that experiment.
Conns: 2B ('48) 48B ('51) 58B ('32) 62B ('46 Pan Am) 80A ('53)
Olds: Ambassador Cornet ('52) Ambassador Trumpet ('52)
Kanstul/FBessons: 609; 709 Trumpets
Martin: Deluxe Committee Model Trumpet ('52)
Reynolds: Contempora Trumpet (LB) ('56) Contempora Cornet (LB) ('62)
Schilke: B6L Trumpet (2009)
Stomvis: Elite Flugelhorn; Elite Cornet; Forte Pocket Trumpet
I swab mine with a t-shirt patch pulled through the tubing with fishing line in both directions until she's as clean as my rifle bore.
1949 Martin Committee Deluxe
Schilke 13a4a ( 80% )
Bach 7C ( 15% )
Bach 5V ( 5% )
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