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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000294.txt from 2005/05

From: Joseph Wakeling <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Mouthpieces - Chedeville
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 16:21:29 -0400 wrote:

> As a mouthpiece craftsman, you must work with the blanks that are
> produced. That is, unless you have your own molding operation and a
> factory to pour the rubber into the molds, de-mold them, and vulcanize
> them and put a preliminary facing on them. We all know that Clark
> Fobes, Greg Smith, Richard Hawkins, etc etc, etc., do not have such a
> factory.

I don't believe the costs need necessarily be as high as you suggest.
Ed Pillinger in the UK makes his own mouthpieces from scratch and even
offers the possibility of copying existing mouthpieces that are not
subject to patent or copyright. I'm guessing he makes his own moulds....

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