very pleased, was done while I waited and they even replaced pads and spit cork.
Austin Custom Brass Ultrasonic Cleaning Service
The power of Ultrasonic technology can safely clean your instrument with no harmful chemicals! If it's been over a year since you had your horn professionally cleaned, it's probably about time.
How Ultrasonic Cleaning Works
Ultrasonic cleaning is the state of the art in instrument cleaning technology. This process is dependent upon the rapid formation and violent collapse of minute bubbles in a cleaning solution, a process called cavitation. Cavitation is produced by introducing high frequency (ultrasonic), high intensity sound waves into a liquid. The expansion wave causes a reaction so dramatic that molecules are ripped apart, creating the microscopic bubbles. The bubbles contain a partial vacuum while they exist and as the pressure around the bubbles becomes greater the fluid around each bubble rushes in, collapsing it very rapidly. When the bubbles collapse, a jet of liquid is created that travels at an extremely high rate. An associated rise in temperature as high as 5000 degrees C occurs. This extreme temperature, combined with the liquid jet's velocity provides a very intense cleaning action in a very concentrated area. This extreme agitation by countless small and intense imploding bubbles creates a highly effective scrubbing action of both exposed and hidden surfaces immersed in the cleaning solution. The result is an instrument thoroughly cleaned by high frequency sounds waves instead of the caustic chemicals commonly used in traditional Chem Cleans. This process is highly effective at removing calcium deposits and corrosion while preserving the quality of your instrument. Once you've tried it you'll never go back to conventional cleanings again.
Send us an email or call us at (816) 410-0826 to schedule an appointment! Usually a typical ultrasonic cleaning will take 2 hours or less, and is a perfect opportunity to browse the shop. Ask about special multiple horn cleaning discounts!
Chemical Cleanings at ACB
Due to the science of ultrasonic cleanings, they should never be performed on an instrument with redrot or one with gold plate. We therefore also offer a traditional chemical cleaning service as well. This is a slightly longer process (several hours) due to the soaking time required so we do recommend contacting us prior to bringing in your instrument, especially if it's your primary horn. Send us an email or call us at (816) 410-0826 to schedule an appointment or for more information about the turnaround time!
The team at ACB took great care of my horn. It is a virtually new Stmvi VRII Custom with a brush lacquer finish. There was also repair work done on it as well, the soldering of 2 braces. They did the work with very minimal loss of lacquer and the horn plays awesome! Definitely a first class job.
My trumpet was pretty stuffy even after I had cleaned it. I got in touch with Trent to have him clean it for me and I'm glad I did. It is playing more open and has less resistance. I would recommend taking your horn to Trent for a cleaning. It will be well worth it.