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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:34 am    Post subject: Swabbing Flugelhorn? Reply with quote

So how do you crazy kids swab out your Flugels?? Is there a device that goes down the bell flare that will reach around to the valve block?? Trying to figure out how to get down by the main water key curve.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the Blow Dry Brass thingys that you blow through the horn. I also swab the leadpipe after use. Seems to work well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before swabbing, let a large amount of warm water run from the bell out through the leadpipe. This will help to take care of saliva, food particles and any other wall-adhering debris.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swab, snake, or H.W. Brass-Savers brushes/soft snakes.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

B. Scriver wrote:
I use the Blow Dry Brass thingys that you blow through the horn. I also swab the leadpipe after use. Seems to work well.

This is similar to what I do on my main horns.

Every day, I swab the lead pipe. And once a week I run a spit ball through the horn a couple times, and also wipe down the valves and valve casings with a microfiber cloth.

Very little dirt gets in the horn, if you keep the lead pipe and valves clean. But when I need to swab out the entire horn, I use an HW Brass-Saver snake.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

B. Scriver wrote:
I use the Blow Dry Brass thingys that you blow through the horn.

+1

http://blowdrybrass.com/
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips! I picked up a brass saver swab and the Blow dry rig looks interesting too... I'll grab one of those this week.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a snake for a trombone. It reaches to the valve block.

Tip: for anyone else who uses a Saturn water key (I had one added to my Kanstul 1525 to replace the Amado), snaking the flugel will not remove the film that builds up. I discovered I still have to disassemble the Saturn (easy) periodically.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry Hilgers wrote:
B. Scriver wrote:
I use the Blow Dry Brass thingys that you blow through the horn.

+1

http://blowdrybrass.com/


That's what I have used for years now. Blow Dry Brass!! http://blowdrybrass.com/

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