Bathing instruments

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by TuTuKu, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

    Sorry if there's already been a topic on this!!

    I've just cleaned my cornet out today... eugh! and it wasn't pretty!! it's making me think i should clean it more often!!

    How often do you clean yours?
  2. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    I used to have to clean my horn out about every 3 days because the valves were so bad, but since they've been fixed, I clean it out every time I've been ill or going to a contest, but about once every month. :) And no, it isn't very pretty! Euw! :( :D
  3. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

    i do mine about every 5-6 months!!!! mega yuk! :oops: :?
  4. Di

    Di Active Member

    Pardon me, WHO cleans yours out for you Vickitorious? Don't think I've ever seen YOU do it!!! :? :wink:

    I take out all the vavles and tubes and then use the shower hose with the spray head taken off on Vicki's horn. Luke warm water poured for a few minutes down each pipe always does the trick.
  5. I haven't cleaned mine for the past 2 years. Ever day, I fear the day, when I have to clean it...... :roll:
  6. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Relations ?????? :D

    I can't remember the last time i've done my cornet or horn!

    I guess it'll have to be done some time soon :cry:

    Ben :roll:
  7. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    :oops: It does work though, Get your parents to do it for you, thats my advise :wink: :p
  8. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    That is so true! ;-)

    (Mum, if you're on here, ignore this statement :D :lol:)
  9. Di

    Di Active Member

    Slaves, thats what we are. :cry:

    Chamber maid.
    Chief cook and bottle washer.
    Purchaser of music.
    Laundry Service.
    Instrument Cleaner.
    Trophy Polisher.
    Taxi Driver (no, taxi implies paid transport, :roll: Chauffeur!).
  10. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Did you mention Cheif Nagger? :D
  11. floral_dance

    floral_dance Member

    let's hope your mum is not on here Ben :wink:
  12. Di

    Di Active Member

    Na, comes too close to chief moaner, that's Vicki's job!! :D :lol: :lol:

    PS: Get that instrument cleaned out, and I mean NOW! :twisted: :wink:
  13. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Lol ... nah she's too busy writing silly remarks on my band's forum, and with gazillions of posts on here she'll never find it ...


    ... hopefully! :D

  14. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I'm sure that Chauffeurs get paid :roll: :roll: :wink:
  15. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Do they stay on topic though? ;)
  16. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Sorry. :oops:

    Has anyone ever pressure washed their instrument?
  17. Di

    Di Active Member

    Mmm, not sure about pressure washing. I think a fast running shower hose is sufficient. If you hold it against the mouthpiece pipe until it looks like all the bleugh is out, then move on to the other pipes. Then go back and start again, usually you get a bit more stuff out once it has had time for the warm water to soak and loosen it. Once the water has run clear for a couple of minutes, it should be nice and clean. :D
  18. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    When I first joined the Senior band as a kid, we had an ogre of a drum major who used to do monthly uniform and instrumetn inspections. So I developed a routine. Also, the older men (55+) in the bass section all had real handy home hints for cleaning. As a result, when I went to Cap Silver, I was known to hand instruments back in better condition then when they were given to me :p

    A new guy in my band today told me he uises Car Salt (?????????) on his instruments. I've always used wam water and dishwashing detergent under the shower (or when I was on Bb the garden hose)
  19. Highams

    Highams Member

    Once a month is about right if you are a busy blower.

    Yamaha sell a 'Brass Soap' liquid that's good stuff for horns.
  20. David Robinson

    David Robinson New Member

    I just cleaned mine recently for the first time in ohh... three years (Since I got this particular trumpet) and I actually had very little "icky" stuff in there.

    I suppose I clean it whenever I feel motivated, so basically every three years.

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