Re: Berg Larsen bari mouthpiece
"Do a search on google" That was perhaps THE single most unhelpful tip ever posted on this board. The google search engine is huge billions of sites can be accessed from it. And most techs do not refer to themselves as techs on their site. sarge over at world wide sax does some mouthpiece work I think. Theo wanne does good work, paul tenney does good work, you can find through mark. Johannes gerber in south africa also does very good work. Replacing a bite plate is pretty cheap - id be surprised if you were charged more than 45 bucks for it. And even then you are getting raped - it would take all of a minute to put one in, 5 if you had to take one out. But like maniac said, if there is other stuff wrong it would quite easily out weigh the price of a new piece. As for the vinegar, you dont want to soak rubber pieces in it. The acid screws it up somehow taking sulphur out makiing the piece turn a nasty vomit green. If you have calcium deposits in the piece, use tea kettle cleaner, doesnt harm the piece at all. YOu know those wanrings to use in a well ventilated area? this one you want to listen to, this stuff is about as noxious as brasso if you have ever experienced that. for just cleaing the crust up, use amonia free windex with a tooth brush, works quite good - that crust has calcium in it so you dont want to leave it on there. If there is all sorts of stuff, soak it in hot soapy water - unless rubber, only use cold water, always. even warm water will shorten the life of the piece, though in a small amount, 40 years down the road when that piece isnt made anymore, you might be sorry depending on how much you washed it. For rubber, if the cold water doesnt hurt, it isnt cold enough. If you cant get it any colder, the coldest out of the tap will be fine, dont need to use ice or anything, the life will onyl be slightly shortened, but hey, we have a legacy to leave behind for tomorrow why not leave as good a legacy as possible?