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Author Topic: How do you clean a trumpet mouth piece?  (Read 607 times)

Offline afhunter1

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How do you clean a trumpet mouth piece?
« on: March 12, 2019, 10:49:08 PM »
As the title says.  I got an old call out from jerry white and it looks like there is some white dust inside the mouth piece.  I’m guessing some kind of mold since it was in a dark cabinet for quite a while.  How should I clean it out?

I was thinking submerge mp in warm bleach water but be careful to keep it the off barrel.

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Re: How do you clean a trumpet mouth piece?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 11:06:53 PM »
I'd be inclined to start with some alcohol or distilled white vinegar and a pipe cleaner.

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Re: How do you clean a trumpet mouth piece?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 03:37:00 PM »
I would definitely not use bleach.  Too harsh.
As the other member said White distilled vinegar or alcohol (91%) on a pipe cleaner would be my choice.    Be careful of contact with the finish on the barrel. 

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Re: How do you clean a trumpet mouth piece?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 05:31:10 PM »
vinegar/water mix alcohol also, no bleach IMO

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Re: How do you clean a trumpet mouth piece?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 05:42:32 PM »
I use Everclear 190 Proof? Seems to kill everything.
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Re: How do you clean a trumpet mouth piece?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 05:47:36 PM »
Rubbing alcohol, it won’t harm the mouthpiece or the finish unless you soak it.
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Re: How do you clean a trumpet mouth piece?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 06:15:51 PM »
Rubbing alcohol, it won’t harm the mouthpiece or the finish unless you soak it.

Rubbing alcohol is great, and is better than Everclear, but it is toxic as heck so I shy away from it....I have thought about using Rubbing Alcohol and then rinse with water, this is probably what I should do.
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Re: How do you clean a trumpet mouth piece?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 07:31:08 PM »
Thanks for all the ideas.   I will use some rubbing alcohol but I got to find some small enough pipe cleaners and I will rinse with water too. 


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Re: How do you clean a trumpet mouth piece?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 07:42:49 PM »
Thanks for all the ideas.   I will use some rubbing alcohol but I got to find some small enough pipe cleaners and I will rinse with water too.

Might be able to get a container of rubbing alcohol deep enough to dip the mouthpiece in how far you want to, then the same for water as well. That way you don't get the barrel damp.
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Re: How do you clean a trumpet mouth piece?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2019, 01:33:23 PM »
Simple, stick the mouthpiece down in a glass of Wild Turkey 101. Let sit briefly then drink the 101 while relishing precious memories of recent hunts!

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Re: How do you clean a trumpet mouth piece?
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2019, 01:44:12 PM »
White distilled vinegar
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