Mouthpiece extractor

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by alexandria, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. alexandria

    alexandria Member

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    Does anyone in the South Wales area have a mouthpiece extractor that I could borrow? I urgently need to get my own mouthpiece out of a band instrument.

    Thank you!
    Alex
     
  2. JonnyShaw

    JonnyShaw Member

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    You should go and see Mark at Mr Tuba, Im sure he will be able to help you.
     
  3. Rambo

    Rambo Member

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    put a pair of rubber gloves on, run the shank of the instrument under hot water tap (making sure the hot water is not running onto the mouthpiece) hold instrument as close to the mouthpiece as possible, hold mouthpiece with other and twist, keeping continual pressure. Usually the change of temperature will cause the instrument to expand and release the mouthpiece. Works every time (well nearly)

    Good luck
     
  4. Despot

    Despot Member

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    If there's an instrument repair shop nearby, they may remove it for free for you (my local shop will), or for a small fee. It's a 60 second job with the right equipment.
     
  5. euphonium_john

    euphonium_john Member

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    NO DON'T!

    recipe for disaster that (speaking as someone who fixes loads of ripped off lead pipes)

    Take it to a brass specialist (we're probably a bit far away) even if it costs a couple of quid (we charge £3) it'll be far less than an expensive repair.
     
  6. alexandria

    alexandria Member

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    Stuck mouthpiece

    Thanks for all your help. Panic over - I have just found out that one of the players at band has an extractor so problem solved.

    Cheers guys!
     
  7. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

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    I just use a school vice.
     
  8. HBB

    HBB Active Member

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    Because that's sensible...!
     
  9. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

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    meh - it's worked every time so far!!
     
  10. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    I'd have thought being the rent boy it's only natural to use vice......

    :biggrin:
     
  11. euphonium_john

    euphonium_john Member

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    NO!

    you'll rip the lead pipe off!
     
  12. Angoose

    Angoose Member

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    I thought most bands have a mouthpiece extractor knocking around, if not ask around at, as already mentioned brass specialists. At a push your local music shop may have one! Don't use a wrench or vice :S It can have serious consequences.....
     
  13. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

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    might be benificial anyway - my trumpet is really, really crape.
     
  14. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

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    even with gentle persuasion and heating the lead pipe up?
     
  15. Alyn James

    Alyn James Member

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    Had to use my Black & Decker workbench to separate the two bits of Mog's Warburton...if he lets em get stuck again he's gonna get a clip round the ear....
     
  16. Scongie

    Scongie Member

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    Managed to drop my trombone slide while putting it away the other day and the mouthpiece is now stuck. Anyone know of a music shop in Cardiff that can help??
     
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