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I recently received an old King Bari (sn 5687**)from a mentor to fix up. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what size and what kind of pads, and what mouthpiece I should get for it. This is my first major project and any help is appreciated.
 

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I’d start by measuring the existing pads or more so the pad cups.
Then look at the thickness of those pads and match those to the ones you order.
Older pads may have varied in thickness, but as there really isn’t much to choose from with current pads, look for the closest.
As for Mouthpieces, find one that works for you and what you are looking for.
 

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Measure pad thickness where the sealing line is. (Some older-type, squishy pads will be a lot thinner there.
Buy pads that are too thin rather than too thick.
Type of resonator is pretty much irrelevant. Nothing wrong with plastic.
If you pay peanuts for pads they may look great but the "leather" may be nothing more than very thin paper mache coated with brown cling film!
So buy from a reputable seller such as Music Center in Italy (world's biggest pad maker) or Musicmedic.
 
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