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 Danger: Rubber Mouthieces
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2017-11-15 02:51
Attachment:  IMG_6304.jpg (638k)

Have you seen this with new Buffet clarinets? This particular warning came with an E12F that a student's parents just bought.

I realize rubber can cause silver to tarnish, but this warning seems well over the top.

Karl

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 Re: Danger: Rubber Mouthieces
Author: Caroline Smale 2017
Date:   2017-11-15 03:44

I imagine they are just trying to cover their ar** in this litigious society.

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 Re: Danger: Rubber Mouthieces
Author: Fuzzy 
Date:   2017-11-15 03:45

This opens the door for them to sell the new buffet-stamped "Key-saver mouthpiece bag". ;^)>>>

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 Re: Danger: Rubber Mouthieces
Author: mtom 
Date:   2017-11-15 04:33

That must be why my silver-plated ligature turns to a very ugly tarnish after about a month. Luckily a quick bath in a salt/baking soda/vinegar/water solution cleans it up in no time

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 Re: Danger: Rubber Mouthieces
Author: Klose 2017
Date:   2017-11-15 05:01

They have been putting this note inside every silver-plated clarinet for at least ten years...

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 Re: Danger: Rubber Mouthieces
Author: Grabnerwg 
Date:   2017-11-16 17:39

All new mouthpieces emit some sulfur smell. It is the sulfur that tarnishes the silver so quickly. Some manufacturers make mouthpieces from a very soft compound of rubber, These emit a lot of sulfur very quickly, which causes very quick tarnish on all silver parts. There is really no remedy other than keeping the mouthpiece in a separate case or container outside the clarinet case.

Walter Grabner
www.clarinetxpress.com

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 Re: Danger: Rubber Mouthieces
Author: TomS 
Date:   2017-11-16 19:23

The reason you won't see silver plated keys on a Ridenour clarinet ...

I kinda like the tarnished look ... I wish you could get clarinets with un-plated keys, like Buffets in the distant past.

I always tell the repair technician to never buff the keys on my clarinet ... messy, takes more plating off and doesn't play any better ...

Tom

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 Re: Danger: Rubber Mouthieces
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2017-11-16 20:46

TomS wrote:

> I always tell the repair technician to never buff the keys on
> my clarinet ... messy, takes more plating off and doesn't play
> any better ...
>

But, doesn't it make the sound darker?  ;)

Karl



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