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.
AUSTIN CUSTOM BRASS Ultrasonic Cleaning Service
The power of Ultrasonic technology can safely clean your instrument with no harmful chemicals!
Ultrasonic cleaning is the state of the art in instrument cleaning technology. This process is dependant 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're tried it you'll never go back to conventional cleanings again.
Contact us to schedule an appointment! Usually a typical cleaning will take 2 hours or less. Ask about special multiple horn cleaning discounts!
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.