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You don't specify whether you have an enamel or plastic bath tub, so an abrasive cleaner that would work well on enamel would damage plastic. When I've borrowed really dirty cornets I've washed them in a plastic baby bath in the bottom of the bathtub. The baby bath is plastic and if I accidentally bang the instrument against it, it doesn't suffer damage, and ...


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Ask James Morrison how he does it! Some people seem to be able to switch effortlessly between instruments. But a whole lot more can't :-( This may be a pipe dream for you. But don't give in until you've had a hard look at your embouchure to make sure you aren't relying on pressure, and worked hard at developing flexibility on all the instruments. On ...


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Check out this article about choice of brass instrument materials, authored by Renold Schilke. Schilke discovered that the very best-sounding alloy for trumpet bells is beryllium bronze, but as beryllium is massively toxic and would probably poison any trumpet tech who had to work on it, any Schilke trumpet you buy nowadays with a "Beryllium" bell ...


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