Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by ian schofield, Feb 20, 2007.
Has enyone ever had a mouthpiece re-plated if so was it successful, worth the effort or expensive?
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Kevin Ashman has recommended a guy who lives near penistone (barnsley) to me. Cant think of his name im afraid anyone help me out?
We had a couple of our old bass mouthpieces done and they've been fine - well worth the cost.
Sounds like Alaric Knight in Thurlstone to me. He's done a few mouthpieces for me, comes very well recommended. :clap::clap:
His contact details are on IBEW.
What would be considered an acceptable price to have a mouthpiece replated?
Depends on plating material, but between £18-30. Gold wears off pretty quickly if you've a beard, speaking from experience!
Hopefully less than that for a cornet mouthpiece as they're only about that brand new, I think the last time I had a cornet mouthpiece done it was about £5 but it was about 15 years ago...
Oh, and gold certainly wears off a lot faster than silver.
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Mr Knight has done a couple of mouthpieces for me and I dont think there is anyone better in the business than him.
Top class service and and very reasonable prices.
In answer to the original questions , yes it was succesful, and yes considering the amount of use a mouthpiece gets, it was worth the effort and expense.
My husband has had several mouthpieces retooled and replated by Alaric Knight, who is a lovely man and very very good at his trade.
He's done a couple for me too. Very quick and great quality work. For the amount it costs, though, you might consider a new one. Try Mouthpiece Express on the web. Very reasonable and they do specialist plating if you want it.
I'd recommend them too, I've bought quite a bit from them. Not just mouthpieces either. Far better than the rip-off prices over here, even with postage.
I wouldn't say that at all. I've had mine replated in silver with a gold rim and cup for £18. Much less than half the price of a new mouthpiece.
Mr Knight doesn't just plate the mouthpiece, he refurbishes it, i.e. he takes out any dints or knocks and any imperfections in the shank as part of the price.
I've also had a McCann rim put on a Wick 4B for the wife. I can't remember how much that was, but I remember it being very reasonable.
I had a Euphonium Mouthpiece polished and replated, they got some pretty bad marks out to cost $50.00 Australian about 20 pounds am going to get my Tuba mouthpiece done soon along with some dent work on the tuba.
Repairer near Brisbane. Better Sounds Australia . Does some excellent work
I sent my Bach 1½G bass trom mouthpiece to Dawkes to get some marks off the rim and have it replated. I don't know who they use for their replating work but the mouthpiece came back as new, cost me less than half the price of a new Bach, and looks good for another 20 years.
I Use Aleric Knight...
I have mine half gold and he uses the same amount for that as a full gold
How well has the gold lasted, I was told it wears through a lot faster than straight silver plate.
The gold has lasted well no signs of wear, Aleric Knight is a master at it and m/piece is silver plated and then gold over the top.
Thanks , I might give it a go when I get some minor repairs done in the near future.
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