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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001218.txt from 1998/03

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: Wood Mouthpiece Preservation
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 09:04:21 -0500

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

> 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?

It seems a mouthpiece cushion would be the bare minimum.


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