Regular trumpet cleaning is highly recommended to maintain the instrument's optimal performance and longevity. Over time, dirt, oils, and residue can accumulate inside the tubing, affecting the trumpet's tone, responsiveness, and overall playability. Cleaning the trumpet thoroughly removes these contaminants, ensuring clear air passage and allowing the instrument to produce its characteristic vibrant sound. Additionally, regular cleaning helps prevent the buildup of corrosion, which can lead to costly repairs or irreversible damage if left untreated. By keeping your trumpet clean, you are not only preserving its value but also ensuring that it continues to deliver the best possible playing experience. Whether you are a student, professional musician, or music enthusiast, regular trumpet cleaning is a vital part of instrument maintenance and care.
What is involved in a trumpet cleaning?
Examine and evaluate valves, slides, and check for misalignments.
Completely disassemble every part the trumpet.
Next, depending on age and red-rot, we decide whether to ultrasonic clean or chem clean- we offer both.
The slides are polished
Clean the valves separately using valve brushes and solution.
Polish the slides
Remove minor dents and scratches from the trumpet body, bell, or other components.
Replace bumpers and water key cork as needed.
Reassemble the trumpet, applying lubricants like valve oil and slide grease.
Conduct a play test to ensure the trumpet is in optimal playing condition.
Make any necessary adjustments or fine-tuning based on the play test results.
Make any additional adjustments if needed.
How much does it cost?
$95, which includes service labor and parts
*There may be additional costs if we find misalignments, dents, or warping in the slides, pistons, or valve casing.