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birdley123

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just bought my first Tenor. Its a Yamaha 23, REALLY nice horn, but the case is FUNKY! It reeks bad! I didn't notice it in the music store yesterday, but when I got it home... WOW! What should I do? From everything I've read a new case is in order, but I just spent almost everything I've saved up on this horn? I really can't stomach the thought of putting this nice horn back into its currently funky case...

Any advice? I'd appreciate ANY!

Thanks, B
 

AndyG

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I would probably try the store where you got the sax and explain this to them.....you never know, they might have another case they can give you.
 

kevgermany

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Try leaving the case open, in the sun for some time. There's a good thread on this on the Musical Intruments Technicians Group on Yahoo, that's current now. I'll dig out a link, if you can't find it.
 

Chris

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There are a couple of threads about this topic on SOTW..

Chris..
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Best thing to do, open it up and spray it with some Fabreze, then leave to dry naturally outside, in the sun (if there is any).
 

Andrew Sanders

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Bicarbonate of soda in a saucer left in the case can sometimes fend off the stinks. Works in the fridge as well.
 

Tenor Viol

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Steam is a good option on appropriate materials
 

milandro

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there are many quasi solutions to this problem, you, at best will soften the smell or mask it with something else.
Since a Yamaha 23 case isn’t rare or expensive you could find another or actually easily upgrade to a better case ( I like protecs).

If you really want to try to save your smelly case , the sodium bicarbonate, baking soda, charcoal, sun irradiation, freezing, airing, approach they all work to a certain extent but don’t expect too much.

Another treatment that you might add is carpet foam. I’ve used it, it worked. The thing that I liked the least was Febreeze it just swaps a revolting smell with another revolting smell.
 

thomsax

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Maybe this helps: Place a plate of vinegar/acetum in the case. Close the case and open it a week later.
 

jonf

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I'm with Milandro on this. Just chuck it out and buy a new one.
 

birdley123

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How about this? I call the music store? That's what I did and they told me to come get a new one! Brand new! Problem solved...
 

TomMapfumo

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Perhaps the salesperson that served you had a heavy cold, or no sense of smell. Good news!
 

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