We replace bite plates in all brands of mouthpieces, using a plastic material used within the dental and cosmetic industries to ensure a hygienic, yet durable, result.
Recently I received a request for something a little more unusual:
“Hello, I have a metal mouthpiece that was bitten by my dog. I would like to know if you can fix it.”
We work on all kinds of saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces. Services include refacing, tip opening changes, chamber modifications, and repairs to damaged mouthpieces.
Pictures of another cracked shank repair. Here’s an old Dukoff “Fluted Chamber” hard rubber mouthpiece.
Stuck mouthpiece? Read this BEFORE grabbing those pliers! One of the most common issues with brass instruments is a stuck mouthpiece. Often this is caused by carelessness on the part of the player, especially with student musicians.
Have you ever put a sax mouthpiece on your neck and cracked the shank end (the part that goes over the cork)? How do we fix this? First, the crack is sealed so there are no leaks.