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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000684.txt from 1997/09

From: j&k Morgan <>
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:
> >Michele
> >
> >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
> 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

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