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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000077.txt from 1999/06

From: "Paulette W. Gulakowski" <pollyg@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Kaspar Mouthpieces
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 11:05:45 -0400

Please explain what is meant by "refacing" a mouthpiece. Roger, Walter,
Clark, whoever else is out there...???
How often can a mouthpiece BE refaced?
TYVM
Paulette

On Tue, 1 Jun 1999 10:29:38 EDT GrabnerWG@-----.com writes:
>In a message dated 5/31/99 8:02:37 AM Central Daylight Time,
>rgarrett@-----.edu writes:
>
><< Most certainly they can be customized. In other words, you can
>purchase a
> Kaspar and have it refaced or have it adjusted slightly. Keep in
>mind
> however, that once you begin to work on the mouthpiece (or have
>someone
> else work on the mouthpiece), it really isn't entirely a Kaspar
>anymore.
>
> The old Kaspars were made from very, very good blanks. >>
>
>I can echo this statement. I was recently able to buy an old Wells
>mouthpiece
>from a repair tech friend of mine. The mouthpiece was beat up, and the
>facing
>chipped, but when I tried it I could produce a very centered sound.
>With
>nothing to loose except money, I bought the mouthpiece, and took it
>home and
>refaced it.
>
>It is now my favorite mouthpiece. Since I have put the same facing on
>several
>different blanks, I can only guess that the blank itself is superior
>to those
>I have been working with.
>
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