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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000565.txt from 1998/04

From: "Kevin Fay" <>
Subj: Re: Cleaning mouthpieces
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 05:01:37 -0400

I don't know--my last chemistry class was 15-20 years ago. I've been
doing it on my mouthpieces for 25 years, though, and have not noticed
any changes at all in them, ever.


----Original Message Follows----
From: "Brian Catchlove" <>
Subject: Re: Cleaning mouthpieces
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 21:30:11 +1000

Does the Acetic acid dissolve the mouthpiece or affect the rubber at
Maybe someone with a knowledge of chemistry could answer this.
Just a thought
Brian Catchlove

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Fay <>
Date: Thursday, 9 April 1998 12:36pm
Subject: Re: Cleaning mouthpieces

>Kevin wrote:
>The white gunk that grows around your mouthpiece is calcium. Some
>people have a lot of it build up, as a byproduct to their body
>It's quite easy to remove--I fill a shot glass with vinegar, and plop
>the mouthpiece in it beak down (well, carefully place it anyway). It
>dissolves all by itself--no scrubbing, which you should not do in any
>event lest you inadvertently change the facing.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Damiano Fedeli <>
>Date: Tuesday, 7 April 1998 8:45pm
>Subject: Cleaning mouthpieces
>>how can I clean my B45 mouthpiece?

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