Mouthpiece Repairs

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by BoozyBTrom, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

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    My mouthpiece recieved some damage over the RAH weekend and this has worried me a bit as its the 1st one i have found that is really comfortable.

    I was wondering if anyone knew a good repair guy or lady in the north ( inc yorkshire ) who could get it back to its best.

    Plus i also have a smaller mouthpiece ( about 1 or 2 sizes smaller ) of the same make. Does anyone know if it is possible to ream out this one to the same specs as the larger one. I appreciate it will not have the same weight behind it but it might make a half decent back up

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Bones

    Bones Member

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    Hi Gareth,

    I'd try Alaric Knight

    Alaric Knight Mouthpiece Services 14, Kensington Avenue, Thurlstone, Sheffield, S36 9RU - Tel: 01226 - 765858

    He's renovated a few mouthpieces for me. He's probably a good start.

    Cheers

    Rich
     
  3. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

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    Cheer Richard

    Will call him now
     
  4. sober_phil

    sober_phil Member

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    Yorkshire
    Now then Gareth, what mouthpiece you using now?

    The problem I have with mouthpieces is that the plating comes off. I had my old one re-plated and when that came off again I thought sod it I'll buy a brand new one - and about 12months down the line thats on its way out too. Darned annoying when the things cost so much in the first place.

    Grumble grumble.
     
  5. Heather

    Heather Member

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    If you don't get it sorted then PM me.
    I know a really good place (McQueens) in Swinton.
    You can post your mouthpiece to him and he'll post it back , normally within 2 days!!
     
  6. Moy

    Moy Active Member

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    Yeh I agree Alaric is the best guy to go to.
    He does a lot of the pros mouthpieces so must be good.
    edited cause I can't spell :wink:
     
  7. carlwoodman

    carlwoodman Member

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    He was recommended to me by a euphonium playing friend of mine in the RAF Central Band. He can do gold plate if required.
     
  8. W.Rimmer

    W.Rimmer Member

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    W.Rimmer Member

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  10. floral_dance

    floral_dance Member

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    has anyone come across Sparx motuhpiece and if so what do you think of them?
     
  11. Railybobs

    Railybobs Member

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    Tyldesley, Gtr. Manchester
    McQueens in manchester has repaired a tuba mouthpiece for me at a very reasonable rate.

    That was after someone stood on the thing after it had dropped out of the instrument.

    Even repaired it dodn't improve my playing.
     
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