mouthpiece puller needed

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by ScaryFlugel, May 8, 2005.

  1. ScaryFlugel

    ScaryFlugel Member

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    I can't believe it, but my mouthpiece is well and truly welded to my tuning shank. it went in as normal before my concert on friday, and at half time wouldn't budge. I let it cool down and still it wouldn't budge.

    Ice/hot water and WD40 later, it's definitely stuck. So does anyone have a mouthpiece puller I can borrow please? Rugby/Daventry/Towcester/Milton Keynes area.

    the WD40 is especially tasty...

    Ta
     
  2. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

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    I've got one but I am J 25 of M1:(
     
  3. ScaryFlugel

    ScaryFlugel Member

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    i'm due a pilgrimage up north to see the wrinklies in a couple of weeks - if it's still stuck by then I'll give you a call!
     
  4. lillylemon

    lillylemon New Member

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    I know you shouldn't probably do this but couldn't you take the tuning shank out and tap it gently where the mouthpiece goes in, onto a worktop or something and that usually gets the mouthpiece free
     
  5. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

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    I once managed to get my mouthpiece stuck in my cornet. It was well and truely wedged in (or so I, and the rest of my family, thought) for a couple of months, until our 10 year old horn player decided that she wanted to take it out (you know, just for fun...). It came out straight away! :confused: :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  6. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

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    Hmmm that happened when I played cornet, it was stuck for months and it started to go green and furry inside. Was quite pretty actually :rolleyes: . I just whacked it until it came out. Probably not a good idea looking back...
     
  7. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

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    You didn't take it to Roger Webster's repair service, did you Scary? Or are you pressing on too hard now that you've got your new set of teeth?

    D x
     
  8. picju96

    picju96 Member

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    My trumpet teacher shut my trumpet in a door by the mouthpiece then pulled very hard on the trumpet when the mouthpiece got stuck once. It worked, but I wouldn't have done it.
     
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