Klarinet Archive - Posting 000684.txt from 1997/09
From: j&k Morgan <morgan@-----.com>
Subj: Re: A Beginner's Question - Cleaning a mouthpiece
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 14:24:18 -0400
Bill Hausmann wrote:
> 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 bhausman@-----.com
> 451 Old Orchard Drive http://www.concentric.net/~bhausman
> Essexville, MI 48732 http://members.wbs.net/homepages/z/o/o/zoot14.html
> If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.
I should have mentioned I only do this occasionally - every second or
third week to give the mouthpiece a thorough clean.
John Morgan, P.Eng