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    Lightbulb Cleaning the Horn to Preserve Your Health!

    Here is good advice from the International Musician: CLEAN YOUR INSTRUMENT REGULARLY...unless you like getting sick.

    https://internationalmusician.org/ke...nd-instrument/

    I use the Herco Spitballs once a week and they do a very good job for the tubes that are closest to my face (i.e. the leadpipe and all the valve tubes). Now and then you should also do a standard cleaning of the whole horn, but these Spitballs take just a couple minutes to use so you can manage it painlessly. The fluid contains alcohol and should help discourage the little germ thingies.

    https://www.amazon.com/Herco-HE186-S...dp/B0002D0974/

    If you are not familiar with Spitballs or are not sure how they work, here is a thread where we discuss them:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthr...itballs-Magic!

    For smaller instruments like trumpets, horns, or British-style baritone horns, Herco makes a smaller size:

    https://www.amazon.com/Herco-HE185-S...dp/B0002E3GV4/

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    Last edited by davewerden; 02-26-2020 at 08:48 PM.
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