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SnoopSanders
« on: Sep 29, 2006, 08:38PM »

Hey,
Lots of times when I'm playing or practicing usually for long periods,  or I'm just playing intensely, my spit or either some other liquid is coming out of the bell, is this alright?
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 29, 2006, 08:48PM »

Its just condensation that formed because the horn warmed up over time as you played it! The occurs in some horns/players more then others but it is nothing to worry about as its quite normal.
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 29, 2006, 08:54PM »

Ok, thanks.  Good!
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2006, 07:04PM »

That's why I put a sock over my trombone stand. It is absorbant and catches the moisture.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2006, 07:52PM »

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Hey,
Lots of times when I'm playing or practicing usually for long periods,  or I'm just playing intensely, my spit or either some other liquid is coming out of the bell, is this alright?


That's a good sign.  It means you're using lots of air.  Good!
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 01, 2006, 02:28PM »

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That's why I put a sock over my trombone stand. It is absorbant and catches the moisture.


Funny - I use a piece of cloth, because the rubber from the stand make marks on the bell (silver)...
Never concidered the posibility that it also prevents water leaking from the bell... Pant
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« Reply #6 on: Oct 01, 2006, 08:19PM »

I use a piece of felt, cut to shape, over the rubber bit of the stand simply to protect the bell, because I saw what the stand did to my trumpet player's bell. However, I never worry about stuff dribbling out of any orifice!
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« Reply #7 on: Oct 01, 2006, 08:51PM »

Sometimes if you have not let your spit out of your horn, it will travel up the other side of the slide and shoot out the bell. So you could be experiencing this as well as the condensation.
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« Reply #8 on: Oct 02, 2006, 07:25AM »

It's nothing harmful though.

Just make sure to keep emptying your spit valve whenever possible.
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« Reply #9 on: Oct 02, 2006, 09:25AM »

It means you are not playing loud enough. If you are playing loud enough, flames will come out of the end of your bell.

 Way cool
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« Reply #10 on: Oct 02, 2006, 10:19AM »

Haha I love that.
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« Reply #11 on: Oct 02, 2006, 05:01PM »

You're ever stuck in the desert without any water it may save your life.
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« Reply #12 on: Oct 02, 2006, 05:54PM »

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However, I never worry about stuff dribbling out of any orifice!


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« Reply #13 on: Oct 02, 2006, 07:39PM »

I know that during marching band with the "above parallel" horn angle, spit will magically make its way to the bell (ok, not magically, unless theres salivic elves that live in my bach...  Amazed) Also happenes sometimes in jazz band for same reason. Nothing to be worried about, just empty your water key whenever you can, and if the elves do start to work, just wipe it off and continue playing!

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« Reply #14 on: Oct 05, 2006, 06:40AM »

Better out the bell than back through the mouthpiece!  That always happened to me on the marching field - very disciplined group, can't empty the spitvalve on the field, keeping a good horn angle, etc.  Snap the horn up, take in a huge breath for the final tune and get a face wash from all the condensation.... Not quite a pleasant experience.... Doesn't taste too great either....
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« Reply #15 on: Oct 05, 2006, 07:58PM »

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Spit coming out of the mouthpiece!
Yeah I really hate that too, I am also in my highshcool's marching band and you can never empty your spitvalve and as a result of the horn being above 10 degrees the spit comes down the tube out mouthpiece and ends up all over you and screws up that way I play. Man, I hate that.
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