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I have several older saxophones from the 50's where part of the inside of the bell has turned blue in spots. I assume this is part of the oxidation process. I am not concerned about breathing any byproducts of the oxidation process that may be happening that far away from the mouthpiece. I do have a tenor sax however where this process has taken place inside the top of the neck beneath the cork. Just checking to see if anyone knows if this causes any kind of health hazard since this is much closer to the mouthpiece where I would be breathing. Thanks
 

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Get some vinegar, some rags and a toothbrush & remove the offending gunk...
 

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Be careful not to soak everything with vinegar. Getting the rag just damp and pulling it through or wiping things off should be good enough to get the majority of the gunk off.
 

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however, if you wan to clean it do that, but leaving it won't result in a hole in your saxophone ........not in a couple of lifetimes
 
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