Methods and best practices for cleaning a musical instrument. Everyday cleaning maintains an instrument's quality in the long term. Cleaning up an old instrument, even if previously unplayable, can make it performance ready again.

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How to clean my harmonica without taking it apart

I have seen many videos on "how to clean harmonicas". But in all the videos you have to take the harmonica apart, clean it and reassemble it. The thing is there's no marine band harmonica in my ...
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How to disassemble a tuba for cleaning

When I remove the valves of a piston tuba, do I remove the spring also?
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How to clean a tuba thoroughly

A tuba is quite large, and can be quite a challenge to clean thoroughly on both inside and outside. I need some good advice on how to do this properly without harming the mechanisms.