Posted by Dave W. on February 02, 2000 at 00:02:59:
In Reply to: Bathing the Baby posted by Keith C. on January 31, 2000 at 18:08:34:
When I was in HS, I inherited one of the older sousaphones for the upcoming marching season. It was an old horn, with a few bangs,scratches,etc. But the tone was pretty fuzzy...as older guy in the band (now how many times was he kept back??) told me it always sounded that way.
So, I decided to flush it out. I found paper, candy wrappers and an old athletic sock stuck in the loops!! Any way, with minimum maintenance to take the pistons apart, a rubber hose really did do the trick!!