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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000565.txt from 1998/04

From: "Kevin Fay" <kevinfay@-----.com>
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.

kjf

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

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

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Fay <kevinfay@-----.com>
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
>chemistry.
>
>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.
>
>kjf
>

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Damiano Fedeli <fedeli@-----.it>
>To: klarinet@-----.us>
>Date: Tuesday, 7 April 1998 8:45pm
>Subject: Cleaning mouthpieces
>
>
>>Hallo,
>>how can I clean my B45 mouthpiece?
>>Dam
>>
>

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