Ya, a MP puller is the tool that's needed- go to the shop.
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Last edited by Ed Lee; 06-13-2011 at 06:24 PM.
Yes, I too have the Bobcat mouthpiece puller - you don't use it very often, but it gets cheaper everytime I do use it. Recommended.
There is a tool, much like a tapered reamer, but without the cutting edges, used for 'dressing' out the distortions in the backbore of damaged mouthpieces too - I have one of those but have only ever used it a couple of times on school mouthpieces before the instruments are issued to the kids (and I don't let them observe that little operation).
Last edited by Ed Lee; 06-13-2011 at 07:33 PM.
I just purchased a bobcat puller for $45 on ebay I figured that it can be real handy to have one at home
Make certain that the sliding jaws are solidly against the squared off end of the mouthpiece receiver. I just nip up the thumb screws holding these jaws and apply inward pressure on them as I take up the pressure with the main screws. The reason for doing this is that the mouthpiece shank is tapered, and if you are not careful you adjust these sliding jaws closer to the mouthpiece rim, which is a larger diameter than at the receiver. This leads to the possibility of the sliding jaws "popping" off the end of the receiver, damaging it in the process.
Last edited by trumpetsplus; 06-13-2011 at 08:39 PM. Reason: clarification
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Thanks for the advice I'm I can't wait to try out the trumpet
Hey, if there isn't a local shop near you, call your local high school and ask for the band director (many work in the summer). Many band directors keep a puller. I did, and when I was in school, every school I went to had one. it is a 3 minute fix.
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