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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000683.txt from 1997/09

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: A Beginner's Question - Cleaning a mouthpiece
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 14:05:20 -0400

At 09:24 PM 9/12/97 -0700, John Morgan wrote:
>The way I clean my mouthpiece is with a weak solution of vinegar water.
>Do not immerse, stand the mouthpiece up in a small glass with the cork
>clear of the water. I leave for 20 minutes and swab out gently. The weak
>vinegar gets rid of all the deposits and leaves the mouthpiece clean as
>new. Hope this helps.
Swab out and wipe off your mouthpiece after each time you use it and this
method should seldom be necessary. It should work, though.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732

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