Klarinet Archive - Posting 000685.txt from 1997/09
From: "Donald Walkner" <dwalkner@-----.com>
Subj: Re: A Beginner's Question - Cleaning a mouthpiece
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 14:30:49 -0400
I was told never to run a swab through a mouthpiece because it wears down
the inside after time and harms your mouthpiece
> From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
> To: klarinet@-----.us
> Subject: Re: A Beginner's Question - Cleaning a mouthpiece
> Date: Saturday, September 13, 1997 1:05 PM
> 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
> If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.