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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001213.txt from 1998/03

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: Wood Mouthpiece Preservation
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 06:11:54 -0500

There are many wood fillers you can get to fill in the dents.....then take
your time sanding the top (stay away from the tip and facing). You might
consider some kind of sealer over the top of the beak....such as lacquer
or polyurethane........then make sure you use a mouthpiece patch from then
on out.

Roger Garrett

On Wed, 25 Mar 1998, C E Field wrote:

> I recently acquired a wonderful wood mouthpiece for my Bb clarinet. You know
> that "dark, centered tone" that we all strive for? Well, this mouthpiece
> brings me close...
> Unfortunately, the top of the mouthpiece shows considerable wear from teeth
> marks. I'm talking "furrows" not just scratches. The rest of the mouthpiece is
> mint. I don't have a "hold-on-for-dear-life" embouchure like the mouthpiece's
> previous owner(s), but I don't want to cause further damage. Is there a way to
> restore the mouthpiece? Could I spackle with grenadilla powder/hot stuff glue?
> Should I just put an adhesive mouthpiece cushion on the mouthpiece? Or should
> I not worry about the mouthpiece?
> Cindy

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