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    Gloves for horn -handling horns

    Can anyone recommend a source for reasonably priced "playing" gloves -and what material would you recommend? I have always had a terrible time maintaining the finish on horns. One touch and silverplate or lacquer is gone, and raw brass turns within minutes of touching.

    I have recently acquired a vintage 46 Olds Super in raw brass. Today I bought another gold plated vintage Super (53). I would like to find a way of handling the horns and was thinking white gloves might work. I did order a cheap pair of cotton gloves advertised for coin handling-but they were so thin that you could see your skin through them-they went straight into the garbage.

    I'm sure others have the same problem. Still, now that I have begun a vintage collection for playing and collecting, I would appreciate ideas you might have.

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: Gloves for horn -handling horns

    Try doing a Google search for "handbell gloves" or "microfiber gloves."
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    Re: Gloves for horn -handling horns

    I knew a fellow who instead of gloves, gripped the horn with a cloth, looks much less silly and won't put you in danger of being confused with a handbell player :)
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    Re: Gloves for horn -handling horns

    I don't deliberately emulate Satchmo...but I always use a handkerchief to keep my hands off the metal, for much of your reason(s).

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    Re: Gloves for horn -handling horns

    I have a neoprene valve-guard, which protects the finish on the valve casing.
    As much as I wish it was, the horn in the avatar isn't mine

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    Re: Gloves for horn -handling horns

    I use a 100% cotton 12x12in. cloth on my trumpet. It works fine for me...

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    Re: Gloves for horn -handling horns

    I practice in all cotton gloves which I purchase quite cheaply from KMart here in Sydney. But all other wiping, handling, polishing, is done using a microfibre cloth - KMart also has these in a three pack - giving me one for each trumpet case.
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    Re: Gloves for horn -handling horns

    I preffer valve guards, as I found very unconfortable to wear gloves.
    Anyway, I will try some of prior tips. Things change and last time I tried I was 13 or 14y/o...
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    Re: Gloves for horn -handling horns

    Sorry for the late reply to the thread .... but I use something like these .... they work really well and don't cost much at all:
    INSPECTION COTTON GLOVES 6 PAIRS 1001 USES CHEAP! - eBay (item 260481107899 end time Oct-22-09 20:16:43 PDT)
    I just got a gig playing 3rd trumpet in a duet ....

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    Re: Gloves for horn -handling horns

    Quote Originally Posted by daystar297 View Post
    Sorry for the late reply to the thread .... but I use something like these .... they work really well and don't cost much at all:
    INSPECTION COTTON GLOVES 6 PAIRS 1001 USES CHEAP! - eBay (item 260481107899 end time Oct-22-09 20:16:43 PDT)
    Yep! Them's the ones - although there are some slightly more expensive ones, which fit better, and have an elasticised wrist band available from hardware stores.
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