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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000688.txt from 1997/09

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: A Beginner's Question - Cleaning a mouthpiece
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 15:35:03 -0400

At 01:30 PM 9/13/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I was told never to run a swab through a mouthpiece because it wears down
>the inside after time and harms your mouthpiece
> Amy
Well, sure, if you are swabing it out with sandpaper!! You do have to be
careful with the fragile tip, especially if the weight on your swab is bare
metal, rather than vinyl or cloth-covered. But I have never yet witnessed
damage caused by swabbing a mouthpiece.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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