A Chip off the old mouthpiece

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  1. Rick Chartrand

    Rick Chartrand Piano User

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    Something happened that pee'd me off today. I dropped my mouthpiece on the cement on the way home from a gig and right by the mouthpiece rim theres a big dent! :-(

    After cleaning it up I tried to play it, and it plays fine, but my question is this.

    I once heard that if you play a mouthpiece with damaged plating, it can be toxic. Is there any truth to this? I really dont wanna have to scrap this mouthpiece and order a new one.

    Thoughts?


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  2. trickg

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    I wouldn't worry about it too much - I played a mouthpiece for years *twitch twitch* that I had *twitch* worn through the plating on the rim over time. *twitch twitch twitch*. :lol:

    I think that as long as you can still play it and it plays the same, you will be ok with a little exposure to brass. I wouldn't think you would get enough brass through that small amount of surface contact for it to be toxic.
     
  3. Rick Chartrand

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    Hey Patrick

    ''Twitch twitch twitch'' LOL :-)

    Thanks for the good laugh Patrick and putting my fears aside.

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  4. Jimi Michiel

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    Couldn't you just get it re-plated?
     
  5. Clarence

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    i,ba don,ta thinka it wilba hurta uba :shock:
     
  6. Rick Chartrand

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    Clarence :lol:

    Translation? :cool:

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  7. Rick Chartrand

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    Ya, but the dent would still ramain and its only a $50 mouthpiece so I'd be better off replacing it if I went that route.

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  8. tpter1

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    I would think it would be toxic only if the whole thing was raw brass. If it's only a small portion I wouldn't worry that much about it, but would think about replacing it when the cash permits. [/i]
     
  9. Clarence

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    ROFL hey rick that,s what happens when ya use a chipped mp.
     
  10. Clarence

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    I,m thinking about making a smigity-smac MP model.
    May be i can call it from the Dig it out collection, brought to you by smigity--smac trumpet,s and acccessory,s :lol:
     

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