BlowDry Brass: Keep your horn safe and clean!

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BDB Blow Dry Brass
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Blow Dry Brass

One of the greatest products I've seen in a long time... this WORKS! 


 Here's a recent (11/20/20) review!


Made for musicians by a musician

Everything needed to maintain a clean, pristine instrument & mouthpiece daily resides in this small pouch that easily fits into a gig bag for on the road and everyday practice sessions.

New & Revolutionary

This is NOT a cleaning product, but a drying product to be used on a clean horn once a day after your last session.

BlowDry Brass dries out a CLEAN instrument & mouthpiece after use, thus KEEPING them CLEAN. This maintenance system eliminates the need to continually bathe your instrument, or use traditional brass cleaning products. Works for most small & medium bore instruments & associated mouthpieces (kit good for about 1 year).

How BlowDry Brass works

The isopropyl alcohol drench of the loaded foam BIT causes it to expand to approximately twice its size.  This greatly enhances its pliability to move through the horn & to absorb moisture.  Moisture left in the throat & backbore of a mouthpiece after use is wicked out by the cotton filled ramrod.

Use BlowDry Brass once you have cleaned your horn.

Using BlowDry Brass on a clean horn after playing removes nearly all of the moisture in the tubing & piston ports, thus eliminating the conditions that cause a horn to get dirty. This also eliminates the “Petri dish” environment that an unmaintained horn creates, which allows mold & bacteria build up in your horn. BlowDry Brass maintains a “healthy” horn (Brass Instruments Can Cause Lung Disease & Kids’ musical instruments booming with bacteria)

BlowDry Brass was developed by a brass player for brass players.

Enjoy the benefits of playing a clean horn everyday .  BlowDry Brass keeps your equipment performing to factory specifications.

Coming soon: more information & tips on how to get the most out of BlowDry Brass.

Refills for this kit are available (10 BITs & 1 ramrod).


Check out some videos of the BDB in action below:




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Also note weight indicated in the ad is shipping weight not actual weight of the item.


  • 5

    Posted by Sandy Middleton on 8th May 2024

    Clarinets and saxophones have been dried out for years with their swabs.Now our trumpets,cornets and flugelhorns have a great tool to dry the spit out and I guess the alcohol used on the sponge bit also is a disinfectant.Best maintenance tool for trumpets I have ever used and it takes at the most 2 minutes to use.

  • 5
    BlowDry Brass

    Posted by Eduardo Fernández Candelas on 8th Apr 2024

    Increíble! No conocía este producto pero la trompeta queda impresionante en unos minutos Gracias Josh!!

  • 5
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    Posted by Dan on 27th Feb 2024

    I was pleasantly surprised to see a kit tucked into the case of the Manchester Pocket Trumpet I recently purchased from ACB. I am not exactly a germophobe, but as an RN understand that microbes, including fungi, like dark moist places and have tried to maintain my instruments pulling an absorbent cloth through the lead pipe. Works great there, but what about the rest of the instrument? Plus, I was leery about removing the tuning slide after I played each day -- would seem to add extra wear and tear and if I wasn't careful, it could hit the bell. I find this product works exactly as advertised. The isopropyl alcohol (comes in a small container in which to soak the pad) will need replaced fairly regularly as it evaporates and gets nasty after repeated uses of the sponge. It also serves as a lubricant to help the sponge pass through the horn. The directions are clear on how to use it. The sponges passes easily through the horn with the keys up or with all the keys down. You can track the progress of the sponge as it "pops" through the valves. I put the sponge into the lead pipe after squeezing nearly all of the alcohol out. The isopropyl alcohol tends to dry the interior and it also seems to push the condensate along (you'll hear gurgling sometimes, even after you've used the water keys before starting the process). The only issue I had was with a cornet from 1950 in great condition, but with a repair near the third valve slide (expertly done). For some reason the sponge got hung up, but it was easy to retrieve by gently removing the third piston after removing its slide. The sponge seemed no worse for the wear. I have been contemplating using another sponge partially soaked in valve oil to push through the horn. I imagine the pads won't last as long. Bottom line -- works as advertised.

  • 5
    Works great!

    Posted by Jason Pentico on 21st Feb 2024

    Need to make sure the sponge bits stay soaked in the isopropyl alcohol so they blow through properly.

  • 5
    A Necessity for any new horn!

    Posted by Cody on 9th Feb 2024

    This is a great product! I always use this when I have a new horn or just cleaned my older horns. It keeps the maintenance on the horn very minimal.

  • 5

    Posted by Kamau Adilifu on 24th Dec 2023

    A few weeks ago, Josh, a member of the staff at Trent Austin recommended BlowDry Brass as an excellent product to use to keep my horn clean. He couldn’t have been more right and I’m so grateful to him for the tip. The product is simple to use and the easily accessed videos provide clear instruction as to how best to use it. The one thing to remember is that you have to start out with a clean horn for the product to work as intended. But if you take the time to clean your horn before using BlowDry the first time you may never have to clean it again! I’ll be using it religiously from now on and throwing out a bunch of rags, brushes and swabs that I won’t be needing in the future. If you try it and follow the instructions I feel sure you’ll be satisfied with the end result.

  • 5
    Easiest way to keep your horn clean

    Posted by Ryan on 12th Oct 2023

    Easiest way to keep your horn clean and maintained. I've been very impressed so far as it's hard to find a product that is so simple yet very effective. If you don't have this kit, it's almost a necessity to have in your daily routine

  • 5
    Blowdry Brass Ease and Speed

    Posted by Bob F on 5th Oct 2023

    I have reordered this product because I needed it for a second trumpet. Is is quick and easy to use. It fits easily in a trumpet case. It does what it says it will do. I will reorder as the need arises.

  • 4
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    Posted by Stephen Williams on 9th Aug 2023

    This works really well on a piston Courtois 155r flugelhorn and an old rotary kuhlohorn. My concerns about the bits getting stuck were groundless as the foam is soft and very flexible. As far as the way the method works this is a 5* product. But it is really very expensive considering the materials, especially for a Brit who cannot access it anywhere at home. 10 bits, enough rubbing alcohol to load a single bit, (you have to buy your own as soon as you run dry which is within a week) a tiny plastic ‘jar’ for the bit, so small it makes picking the bit out and squeezing the excess alcohol into it quite difficult. Oh and a piece of old fashion tobacco pipe cleaner for drying the mouthpiece and pushing the bit into the lead pipe. 22 dollars! But it works well, dries out the horn internally and really helps prevent mould, bacteria and the gunk that can so easily accumulate. I’m awaiting a brand new 4 valve kuhlohorn from Germany in the next few months and intend to use the Blow Dry system from the start. I guess you have to ignore the fact that the actual materials cost less than a dollar: it’s a great idea and it works. I recommend it. Someone had to develop the idea etc so it’s hard to begrudge them their profit. But I’m very glad I didn’t have to pay mrsp, which is, I think outrageous. As for dealing with ACB, I couldn’t recommend them more highly: attentive, speedy responses to queries and quick dispatch.