[Trombone-l] Trombone-l Digest, Vol 4, Issue 7

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Fri Mar 17 10:28:50 CST 2017


I wouldn't worry about lacquer coming off. I had a rep tell me that if it's baked on properly, it takes an acid to get it off. I've never had a problem losing lacquer to hot water since that conversation. The acid from my body chem used to take lacquer off and pitted my grip on my 88H so I've wrapped it to save it. Now my system is more alkaline and I still wrap my grips but don't notice the issue as much. Don't be afraid of hot water to kill germs in your trombone. I use it all the time to clean mine. 

Linda Landis
Lead Trombone, Columbus Jazz Orchestra/Sub Columbus Symphony Orchestra/Musical Director Jazz Central Big Band/Private Instructor


> On Mar 17, 2017, at 11:03 AM, Price Taylor <pricetaylor at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Good stuff Eric! The only other thing I can offer is if the horn hasn't
> been cleaned in awhile, you might want to do that as well.
> 
> Here's what I do - the experts can chime in as necessary.
> 
> Warning - you shouldn't ever use hot water to clean your trombone since you
> might remove some lacquer. Mouthpieces are the exception since they are
> either plated or stainless steel or titanium and do as Eric stated.
> 
> Disassemble as much as possible (pull off all tuning slides and the outer
> slide from the inner slide) and give it a bath in warm water and a little
> dish soap in a bathtub. I always put a towel in the bottom to avoid dents.
> Rinse with warm water. I then lay all the parts on a couple of dry towels
> in a place where they can air dry without pets or people harming them. If
> you haven't done this in awhile you might be amazed what you might find in
> it. Give both the inner and outer slides a good swabbing.
> 
> Good luck!
> 
> On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 7:57 AM, Eric Edwards <eric at proinstrumentrepair.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Biggest thing is your mouthpiece!  Wash with HOT HOT HOT soapy water,  use
>> dish soap like Palmolive etc. NOT dishwasher detergent!!!
>> 
>> Rinse well & then give it a splash of Listerine or Scope mouthwash & rinse
>> again.
>> 
>> Scrub your upper tube and leadpipe with a brush & same soapy solution &
>> rinse.
>> 
>> That's about all you can or need to do.  Maybe wipe anywhere your hands
>> contact the horn with an alcohol wipe.
>> 
>> And wash your hands often with plain soap!
>> 
>> 
>> Eric
>> 
>> 
>> Eric Edwards
>> Professional Instrument Repair
>> 972.795.5784
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low
>> price has faded"
>> "The wise man, when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he
>> speaks"
>> "If you must choose between two evils,  choose the one you haven't tried
>> yet."
>> "Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud." -Sophocles
>> 
>> 
>>> On 3/17/2017 9:38 AM, stephen pratt wrote:
>>> 
>>> In this season of colds and flu I was wonder what advice might be
>>> available
>>> for cleaning or sanitizing horn and mouthpiece to keep from re-catching
>>> the
>>> same cold/flu bug.
>>> 
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>>>>    1. horns for sale (Trombonaut)
>>>>    2. Re: Favorite quartets (ralphjr at thewhitfields.com)
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>>>> Message: 1
>>>> Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:34:45 -0500
>>>> From: Trombonaut <trombonaut at comcast.net>
>>>> To: trombone-l at trombonelist.org
>>>> Subject: [Trombone-l] horns for sale
>>>> Message-ID: <4134D692-9C76-4044-893E-16F7E2920466 at comcast.net>
>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>>>> 
>>>> All prices include CONUS shipping
>>>> 
>>>> Conn 6H Elkhart, 1962---850
>>>> 
>>>> Conn 8H, unmarked Elkhart bell selected by Ralph Sauer and Byron Peebles
>>>> of LA Phil,
>>>> prior to Conn's move from Elkhart, documentation---800
>>>> 
>>>> Blessing B88 yellow, pristine---600
>>>> 
>>>> Olds "Bear" SP, TIS---350
>>>> 
>>>> Earl Williams LA 6, relac, Eastman case---2700
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
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>>>> Message: 2
>>>> Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:09:09 -0400
>>>> From: ralphjr at thewhitfields.com
>>>> To: Marius Helgå <mh at janitsjar.net>
>>>> Cc: trombone-l at trombonelist.org
>>>> Subject: Re: [Trombone-l] Favorite quartets
>>>> Message-ID: <dd4200766cb56d35d3a815583c0f07e0 at thewhitfields.com>
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>>>> 
>>>> Marius,
>>>> 
>>>> Where can I get them in the US?  I tried the usual places I go and
>>>> didn't find them.
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> 
>>>> Ralph
>>>> 
>>>>> On 2017-03-15 01:04, Marius Helg? wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Three Swedish Tunes arranged by Mogens Andresen. No other quartet even
>>>>> comes close.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Marius Helg?
>>>>> Bass Trombone
>>>>> Oslo/Mo i Rana, Norway
>>>>> 
>>>>>> 14. mar. 2017 kl. 21.52 skrev ralphjr at thewhitfields.com:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> General question for the group...
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> What are your favorite trombone quartets?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I was talking with our favorite list leader a while back and mentioned
>>>>>> one of my favorites, "Achieved is the Glorious Work" and he had never
>>>>>> heard of it!  It has been a staple in my trombone playing life since
>>>>>> the 70's.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> What are your favorites?  And if you can articulate why, please do so.
>>>>>>  I'm thinking of going on a buying spree and getting some new ones.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Ralph
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Ralph W. Whitfield, Jr. Bass Trombone, Gadsden Symphony Orchestra 2nd
>>>>>> Trombone, Rome (Ga.) Symphony Orchestra "Trombonist by nature,
>>>>>> engineer by
>>>>>> necessity."
>>>>>> 
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>>>> Trombone, Rome (Ga.) Symphony Orchestra "Trombonist by nature, engineer
>>>> by
>>>> necessity."
>>>> 
>>>> 
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