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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:00 am    Post subject: Piccolo trumpet cleaning 2nd valve tube/slide Reply with quote

What is the best method of cleaning out the 2nd valve tube/slide of a piccolo trumpet? I know there is no slide so how do you get to the gunk that might accumulate in that tube? Scott
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Own a dental water pick?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine comes off.

Try a flexible brush, like a plastic snake, working it in from the bottom of the valve casing.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried working a flexible brush in from the bottom but I wasn't able to do so, Also, my concern was that I didn't want to score the casing so I didn't try real hard. The brush did not seem to be able to make a 90 degree turn and if it did I am certain I wouldn't be able to make a U turn in the tube. Maybe a heavy string tied to a small piece of chamois? scott
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlowDry Brass!

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https://www.austincustombrass.biz/blowdry-brass-keep-your-horn-safe-and-clean/



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been my experience that when cleaning a horn, there isn't much that gets into the second valve slide. In all my years of playing and cleaning my horns, I think the most I've ever done is rinse it out with warm soapy water - I can't recall ever needing to scrub anything out of the 2nd valve slide, even on my Bb trumpets that get played all the time.

I think that cbtj51 has the right idea - if you feel you must do something, the BlowDry method is probably as good as anything else.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could always saw it off to see if there's anything up in there.

Then you'll need to sell it...for parts.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cbtj51 wrote:
BlowDry Brass!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't eat a pizza and wash it down with beer right before playing your picc and I doubt there will be much in there to clean out.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with the "leave it alone" contingent.

Every action has a potential risk and a reward.

The risk is messing up the valve casing or dropping the thing while you are trying to wash it.

The reward is probably an imperceptible change (if there even is a spec of debris in the slide) in how the instrument plays.

Soak it in a bath occasionally and be careful with your expensive instrument.
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