Mouthpiece re-plating

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by ian schofield, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. ian schofield

    ian schofield New Member

    Has enyone ever had a mouthpiece re-plated if so was it successful, worth the effort or expensive?
  2. ISBBBb2

    ISBBBb2 Member

    Kevin Ashman has recommended a guy who lives near penistone (barnsley) to me. Cant think of his name im afraid anyone help me out?
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    We had a couple of our old bass mouthpieces done and they've been fine - well worth the cost.
  4. tubadaz

    tubadaz Member

    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.

  5. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    What would be considered an acceptable price to have a mouthpiece replated?
  6. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    Depends on plating material, but between £18-30. Gold wears off pretty quickly if you've a beard, speaking from experience!

  7. squirrel

    squirrel Member

    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.
  8. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

  9. markyboy

    markyboy Member

    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.
  10. markyboy

    markyboy Member

    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.
  11. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    My husband has had several mouthpieces retooled and replated by Alaric Knight, who is a lovely man and very very good at his trade.
  12. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    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.
  13. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    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.
  14. Toby

    Toby Member

    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.

    Top man!
  15. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    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
  16. RonBarnes

    RonBarnes Member

    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.
  17. Vegasbound

    Vegasbound Active Member

    I Use Aleric Knight...

    I have mine half gold and he uses the same amount for that as a full gold
  18. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    How well has the gold lasted, I was told it wears through a lot faster than straight silver plate.
  19. Vegasbound

    Vegasbound Active Member

    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.
  20. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    Thanks , I might give it a go when I get some minor repairs done in the near future.

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